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MABRY: Former Gov. Thomas J Mabry of New Mexico, serving two terms in that office, 1947-50, died Dec 23 in San Francisco, where in recent years he had served on a federal mediation board. He was 78 years old. Funeral services and burial took place in Albuquerque. Publisher of a weekly newspaper at Clovis, Mabry was elected to The Constitutional Convention in 1912, being the youngest member of that body. He afterwards served as district attorney of the Second Judicial District, Justice of the Supreme Court and then became governor.

MACARTHUR: Carmarin Gay MacArthur, 36, died Monday, May 8, at her shop in Deming. She was born March 4, 1964, in Palmdale Calif., to Robert and Pegg Peterson MacArthur. She lived in Palmdale until she was 13, and then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where she resided for 18 years. She then opted for a warmer climate and moved to the Silver City and Deming area, where she had resided for the last five years. She was a very friendly and outgoing person. She may be remembered by some for selling newspapers outside of the post office in Deming. She also enjoyed arts and crafts. She is survived by her life mate, Calvin Reylea of the home; two sisters, Caren Weston of Silver City and Sue Zimmer of Ada, Ohio; three brothers; Rick MacArthur of Palmdale, Clay Taplin of Fairbanks and Rick Taplin of California; three children Gusto, Paul and Jaimie; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Her mother and father predeceased her. A private memorial service will be held later this week. Cremation was by Deming Cremation Services.

MACDONALD: Edith H. MacDonald, 82, died Sunday, August 19, in Silver City. Mrs. MacDonald was born in Indiana. She is survived by her brother, Arthur M. Hill of Vero Beach, Florida and two granddaughters, Deon S. MacDonald and Erin MacDonald both of Silver City. Memorial services will be held in Vero Beach, Florida at a later date.

MACIAS: Aurora G. Macias, 68, a resident of Fierro, passed away Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by a son, Hector Macias; by her brother, Manuel Gonzales, in 1987; and by Terio Gonzales in 1948. Mrs. Macias is survived by her husband Antonio Macias of Fierro; three sons, Antonio Macias Jr. of Fierro, Juan Macias and his wife, Beatrice, of San Antonio, Texas, and Armando Macias and his wife, Norma, of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Matilda Arellano and her husband, Adolfo, of Tucson, Ariz., and Ida Rios and her husband, Sammy, of Bayard; one brother, Alfonso Gonzales of Bayard; three sisters, Sara Castillo of Silver City, Natalia Jaramillo of Central and Librada Altamirano of San Manuel, Ariz.; and 14 grandchildren, Mark, Jerry, Randy, Johnny, Lalo, Jaime, Greg, Cindy, Angela, Steven, Jeffery, Alexandro, Sammy and Gabriel. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home with rosary being recited at 7 p.m., also in the chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the Fierro Catholic Church with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Macias, Jerry Macias, Jeffery Arzola, Johnny Macias, Lalo Macias and Greg Macias. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Arellano, Alex Rios, Sammy Rios, Gabriel Macias, Jaime Macias and Randy Macias. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MACIAS: Clara A. Macias, 58, a resident of Bayard, died Wednesday, July 21, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 13, 1940, in Santa Rita. She was employed at Fort Bayard Medical Center, where she served as a certified nurse assistant, and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will begin at 6 p.m. Deacon Bill Holguin will offer prayers and recite the holy rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Hanover Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Alfredo Macias of Fontana, Calif.; two brothers, Juan Simon Macias of Bayard and Silvestre Macias of North Hurley; three sisters, Romana Marquez of Bayard, Felicitas Macias of Bayard and Isabel Macias of Santa Clara; and a granddaughter, Leslie Nicole Macias of Fontana. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Serving as casket bearers will be Raymond Macias, Ambrosio Ambriz, Julian Ambriz, Arthur Macias, Michael Macias and Alex Martinez. Honorary bearers are all her co-workers at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MACIAS: Hector Gonzalez Macias, 28, died Friday near Camp Pendleton, Calif., as the result of an auto accident. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church, a native of Grant County, attended Cobre High School, and joined the Marine Corps in May 1977. Mr. Macias is survived by his parents, Antonio and Aurora Macias of Fierro; a son, Gabriel Macias of Fierro; two sisters, Matilda Arellano of Tucson, Ariz., and Aida Rios of Bayard; and three brothers, Antonio Macias Jr. of Albuquerque, Juan Macias of San Antonio, Texas, and Armando Macias of Fort Irwin, Calif. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday in the Wheeler Funeral Home. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Funeral Home and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fierro. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the United States Marine Corps. Serving as pallbearers will be members of the Marine Corps and honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Macias, Eulalio Macias, Tito Macias, Jerry Macias, Jeffrey Rios, Gabriel Macias and Greg Macias. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Fierro, N.M. 88041 in memory of Hector G. Macias. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MACIAS: Mrs. Herlinda Macias, 62, of Bayard died last Thursday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Born in Mexico, she came to Santa Rita with her husband in 1921. Surviving are her husband, Julian Macias; five daughters, Mrs. Anita Villalobos, Los Angeles; Romona, Felictas and Clara, Bayard; a sister Guadalupe Ambriz, Palomas Mexico; three brothers, Abundio Ambriz, Santa Rita; Antonio Ambriz, Palomas and Jesus Ambriz Juarez, Mexico. Rosary services were held Friday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Catholic Church at Bayard and burial took place in the Hanover cemetery.

MACIAS: Jesus R. Macias, 75, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Macias was born in Zacapu Michuacan, Mexico, and had been a life-long resident of Grant County. He was a retired car man for the Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Macias is survived by his wife, Isabel V. Macias of Silver City, two daughters, Julia M. Hernandez and Rufina Macias both of Silver City, a son-in-law, Gabriel G. Hernandez, Sr., of Silver City, eight sisters, Inocencia Ambriz of Hatch, Rafaela Gomez of Phoenix, Ariz., Candelaria Levario of Tucson, Ariz., Anita Villalobos of Whittier, Calif., Romana Marquez, Felicitas Macias, Isabel Martinez and Clara Macias all of Bayard, two brothers, Silvestre A. Macias of N. Hurley, Juan A. Macias of Bayard, seven grandchildren, Virginia Hernandez, Rita Hernandez, Gabriel Hernandez, Jr., Rosemary Macias, Nicky Macias, Jenny Macias, Carlos Macias Herrera and one great-grandchild, Victor Lee Gabriel Macias. Rosary recitation was held Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Thursday at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment followed in the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Silvestre A. Macias, Juan A. Macias, Agapito Ambriz, Ambrosio Ambriz, Pete Betancourt and Ramon O. Marquez. Honorary pallbearers are, Nicky Macias, Gabriel M. Hernandez, Jr., Jose Ornelas Villalobos, Octaviano Levario, Fabian Silva, Apolonio Serra, Jr., Pat Valencia, David D. Diaz, David Lardizabal, Frank Ordonez, Louis Delgado, Jr. and Ruben Ramirez.

MACIAS: Rosary services were held last Friday for Julian A. Macias, 90, who died Wednesday at the Hillcrest General Hospital, at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mr. Macias was a native of Mexico and had lived in Grant County for 46 years. Survivors included three sons, Jesus, Silvestre and Juan of Bayard; eight daughters, Mrs. Inocencia Ambriz of Hatch, Mrs. Rafael Peck and Mrs. Candelaria both of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Anita Villalobos of Whittier, Calif., Miss Romana Macias, Miss Felicitas Macias, Miss Clara Macias and Mrs. Isabel Martinez, all of Bayard. Mass was held in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Burial followed in the Hanover Cemetery. Pallbearers were Manuel Orosco, Abran Chacon, Roman Rodriguez, Gilbert Polanco, Jose Arellano and Aurelio Sedillos.

MACKENZIE: Miss Jessie MacKenzie, 81, a native of Nova Scotia who had resided in Silver City at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Bader and her husband, for the past three years, died August 13. Miss MacKenzie had resided most of her life in Massachusetts and Providence, R. I. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Richard Goldsmith of Silver City, and several other nieces and nephews. The Rev. Samuel Thompson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of which Miss MacKenzie was a member, officiated at the funeral services Monday at the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary. Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

MACKEY: Dorcas R. Mackey, 90, of Albuquerque, formerly of Silver City, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, in Mana Care Nursing Home in Albuquerque where she had been a resident for the past 12 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home with Chaplain David Strain. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Mackey was born Nov. 7, 1907, in Hanesville, La., the daughter of John Reeder and Agnes Crumpler Reeder. She married Bob Mackey on June 2, 1930, in Las Cruces. Mr. Mackey preceded her in death April 28, 1968. She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Davis Gigger, and her husband, Ron, of Albuquerque; three grandsons, Bob Davis of Orlando, Fla., Gary .Davis of Welborn, Fla., and Steve Davis of St. Louis; one great-granddaughter, Ashlyn; a niece, Margaret Russell; nephews, Bill DeGarmo and James Jarrett; and numerous other relatives. Mrs. Mackey was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers, Willie, Byron, Dayton~ Gillie and Curtis; and five sisters, Cora, Ida aye, Lillian and Thelma. Mrs. Mackey was the youngest of 11 children. When she was a year old, her family moved to Loraine, Texas, where she grew up, attended school and graduated from high school. She attended Hardin Simmons University. She moved to Santa Rita in the mid-1920s, and started her teaching career there and in surrounding communities. She taught primarily the first grade. During her career she taught two and three generations of children until her retirement in the early 1960s. During World War II, while her husband was in the Seabees in Alaska, she worked in an airplane factory in San Bernardino, Calif. During her teaching years, she attended New Mexico State Teachers College, where she played shortstop on the Grant County All Stars women’s softball team and earned her bachelor’s degree in 1955. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Martha Chapter No. 57 and a longtime member of the Santa Rita Community Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, deacon and Ladies Aid member. Mrs. Mackey and her husband were part of the original group which built Camp Thunderbird on the Mimbres. She was a loving person who was of service to others throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and those who knew and loved her. Pallbearers for Mrs. Mackey’s service will be Ron Gigger, Hal Gigger, LaRue Crum and Mayor John Paul Jones. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

MACKEY: Funeral services for James Herbert Mackey, 50, prominent Hillsboro rancher, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hillsboro, with the Rev. Amos Gaume of the Deming Episcopal Church officiating: Mr. Mackey, a lifelong resident of Hillsboro, died at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He served in the Air Force in World War II, was a member of the American Legion and Sierra County Farm Bureau. Burial will be under the direction of the Mahoney Funeral Home of Deming. Survivors include three Sons, Paul J., James E. and William H., all of Deming; his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Mackey, Hillsboro; one sister, Mrs. George Whittenburg, Deming; three brothers; W. R. Mackey, Alamogordo; H. H. Mackey, Sierra Vista, AZ. and Orville O. Mackey, Port Arthur, Texas.

MACKEY: Funeral services for R W Mackey, 67, Bayard, were held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Don Wiley, Western New Mexico University, officiating. Burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery. A resident of Bayard since 1910, Mr. Mackey was a veteran of World Wars 1 and II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was employed by the Kennecott Copper Corporation until his retirement in 1964 after 41 years of service. He was a member of the Santa Rita Masonic Lodge; an original member of the Camp Thunderbird board of directors; on the original Cobre Board of Education and of the Santa Rita Community Church. Mr. Mackey is survived by his widow, Dorcas; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Davis, Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandsons.

MADDEN: George Marion Madden, 74, died Friday, May 18, Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Madden was born in Tucumcari, N.M., and was along time resident of Grant County where he was a dozer operator for Kennecott Copper Corp., before he retired. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Faye Madden of Bayard, two daughters, Billie Sue Weber of Riverton, Wyoming, Marlene Ashton of Le Grande, Oregon, three sons, Robert Medina of Bayard, Jim Madden of McCall, Idaho, Milton Lassiter of Evanston, Wyoming, one sister, Mrs. Jean Mitchell of Iron Mountain, Michigan, two brothers Paul Madden of Phoenix, Ariz., Milton Madden of Sixes, Oregon and thirteen grandchildren. Graveside services were 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Memory Lane Cemetery with Reverend F.M. Roundtree officiating. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MADDISON: Hilda Ingram Maddison, a Silver City resident since 1976, died at her home Monday, March 31, in her 90th year. Born July 4, 1907, in Gonzales, Texas, she was the third student at Texas Tech to earn a degree —in anthropology und, as a graduate student worked to establish the Anthropology Department Museum on that campus. She participated in an archaeological expedition to Mexico City in the early 1930s, while the Pan-American Highway was still under construction. She later earned a master’s degree in education and taught primary grades until her retirement. While most of her teaching career was spent in Albuquerque, she taught for a year on the Navajo Reservation and another year in Vcnezue1a She never lost her interest in anthropology, and helped establish the original Albuquerque Museum, which was located at the old Albuquerque airport. She traveled extensively in Mexico and the American Southwest, and shared with her family a special interest in the cultural traditions, history, and scenic beauty of hat part of the world. She and her husband, Roy Maddison, planned to retire together in Silver City, but he died before they could realize their dream. Determined to make a go of it, Mrs. Maddison came to Silver City alone in late 1976. She immediately began volunteering with the Silver City Museum, greeting visitors there six days a week until a full-scale volunteer program was established in 1985. She continued with receptionist duties for two shifts a week until 1993, when she retired from active service due to failing health. As an emeritus volunteer, she was recognized at various museum functions and she particularly enjoyed celebrating her birthday at the museum’s ice cream social each Fourth of July. Her 90th birthday would have coincided with the museum’s 30th anniversary this summer. With a strong sense of public spirit, Mrs. Maddison was an active participant in the life and progress of Silver City. She was a member of the Audubon Society, the Grant County Archaeological Society, the American Association of University Women, the Grant County Retired Teachers Association, the Silver City Museum Society, and the Unitarian Fellowship. She is survived by her children, Wilkie Talbert and Bula Maddison, and grandchildren, Nicholas and Annabelle Talbert, all of California; a sister, Laverne Sanford of Albuquerque; a brother, Vernon Ingram of California; and her nieces and nephews. Her close friends and caregivers, Dean Childress, Mary Sould, Judy St. Clair, Gene Booth, and Sandra Ybarra, made it possible for Mrs. Maddison to enjoy the quality of life associated with remaining in her own home, and with the attentive care of Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice and Helping Hands personnel, she was able to spend her final days there as she had wished. Burial has taken place at Memory Lane Cemetery. Services were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. A memorial service for Mrs. Maddison will be held at the Silver City Museum on Friday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m., under the care of the Silver City Unitarian Fellowship, and all her friends are welcome. Her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Silver City Museum Society or to a favorite charity.

MADDOX: Holmes Gatliff Maddox--pioneer rancher of Hidalgo County passed away at his home on Texas Avenue Wednesday afternoon Dec. 8, after an illness of many months. Mr. Maddox was born May 24, 1876, at Van Augustine, Texas. He passed away at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 14 days. He came to this section of the country as a young man in 1897, and ran the San Simon Land and Cattle Co. for many years. Later he was with the XT Land and Cattle Co. He was also foreman of the Kimble ranch in Arizona and has had his own ranch since 1914 in Animas, New Mexico. In 1905 he was married to Mary Connor at Lordsburg, New Mexico. He became a member of the Silver City Masonic lodge and later the Lordsburg Lodge of Masons when it was granted a charter. He is also a member of the Scottish Rite 32nd degree Mason, and is also a member of the Shrine. He leaves to mourn his departure from this life, his widow, Mrs. Mary Maddox, two sons, Joseph Boyd Maddox of Summit, Calif., and Floyd Lee Maddox of Jacob Lake Arizona; one grandchild, Boyd Lee Maddox; three brothers, John of Austin, Texas, Frank of Lubbock Texas and Price of Colorado City, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Grace Henderson of Lubbock, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, December 9, 1948, at the Heather Mortuary with Rev. David E. Moore officiating. Music selections, “Rock of Ages,” “Home on the Range,” and “Shall We Gather at The River,” were sung by a quartet composed of Mrs. Edwin Brown, Mrs. “Herman Lelstikow, Sam Gus and Harry Galush, with Mrs. Sam Gass as pianist. Active pallbearers were Charlie Martin, Peter M. Chase, George Butler, Felix Gauthier, W. H. Walters and George P. Jeffus. Honorary pallbearers were Nat Gammon. John Curry. George Wright, A A Faulkner, Ralph Cowan.

MADERO: Rosary services were held last Friday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Aurora G. Madero, who died at her home in Silver City last Wednesday. Funeral mass was said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with burial following in the Catholic cemetery.

MADERO: Frank S. Madero, 72, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital November 24 following an extended illness. Mr. Madero was a native of Silver City and had lived here all his life. Survivors include his wife, Ann of Silver City; two Sons, Frank of El Paso, Tex and Robert of Silver City; two daughters. Mrs. Virginia Deck  of Chula Vista. Calif. and Mrs. Julia Johnson of Las Cruces, N.M.; five grandchildren and one great grandchild two brothers: Bias and Fernando, both of Calif. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:30 pm. Sunday with the funeral mass being recited at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Internment followed in the Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Father A. James Milano officiating. Casket bearers were Roy, Anthony, & Robert Sandoval, Simon Nunez, Joe Arrelanno, James Maestas, and Henry Moreno.

MEDRANO: Jose C Medrano, 77, passed away at his residence here in Silver City Sept. 8 following an extended illness. Mr. Medrano was a native of Villa Ahuthumáda, Mexico and was a long time resident of Gila. He was retired from the State Highway Department. Survivors include his wife Santos; two sons, Ramon of Cotton, Calif. and Gilbert of Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. Hortencia Maldonado of Gila, Mrs. Helen Monje of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Juanita Maldonado of Silver City, and Mrs. Natalia Trujillo of Anthony, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Ogas of Silver City and Mrs. Lupe Lopez of Bayard; 21 children and 13 great grandchildren. Rosary was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 8 pm Monday with the funeral mass being recited at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Interment followed in the Gila Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. Casket bearers were Vicente Romero, Manuel Maldonado, Guillermo Maldonado, Eusebio Abeyta, Benny Trujillo and Gilbert Medrano Jr.

MADRID: Abran S. Madrid, 59, died at his home in Silver City on December 31. Mr. Madrid was born and raised in Silver City and at the time of his death was custodian for the North Silver Elementary School. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susie M. Madrid of Silver City; two sons, Robert of Silver City and Abran Jr. of Las Cruces; four daughters, Mrs. Esperanza Enriquez of La Puente, Calif., Mrs. Susie Holguin of Central, Mrs. Eugenia Gallegos of Santa Fe, and Mrs. Mary Frances Chavez of Douglas, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Emeterio, Steve and Joe of Santa Ana, Calif., and Max Jr. of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. Tony Sanchez of Silver City and Mrs. Louis Arostigue of Santa Ana; his mother, Mrs. Serafina Arostigue, also of Santa Ana. Rosary services were held Sunday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with the funeral Mass on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A.J. Milano officiated. Pallbearers were Benjamin Gallegos, Manuel Holguin, Roy Chavez, Espire Murillo, Dionicio Ortiz and Bernardo Ornelas.

MADRID: Alex A “Sonny-Boy’ Madrid Jr., 32, of Siler City, died Sept. 19 in the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Sept. 16, 1951 in Silver City, the son of Alex and Mary Remigio Madrid Sr. and was a resident of Silver City all of his life. Madrid was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by two sons, Anthony Madrid and Roland Madrid and one daughter, Frances Madrid, all of Silver City; his mother, Mary Remigio Madrid of Silver City; his grandmother, Consuelo Remigio of Silver City; his grandfather, Cruz Madrid of Roland Heights, California; two brothers, Danny Ray Madrid of Pico Rivera, California, David Madrid of Silver City; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Madrid Sr. in 1970. Rosary was recited Sept. 22 in St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church; Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Sept. 23 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Both services were under the direction of Monsignor A. James Milano. Burial was in Hanover Cemetery. Serving is active pallbearers were Cruz Madrid Jr., Alfred Madrid, Genero Pedraza, Roberto Pedraza, Robert Pedraza and Genero Pedraza Sr. honorary pallbearers were Frank Munoz, Larry Rios, Felix Ortega, Jay Portillo, Rudy Ortega Gary Ponce, Richard Aguilara, Johnny Provencio, Mickey Grado Jr. and Pete Vigil. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MADRID: Alex S. Madrid, 34, died June 11 at the Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born and educated in Silver City and was a cement contractor. Survivors Include his wife, Mary; three sons, Alex, Jr., Danny and David; one grandchild, all of Silver City; his father, Cruz Madrid, Los Angeles;’ three brothers, A I f r e d, Hacienda Heights, CA. Henry, Hayward, Calif., Cruz, Jr., Pico Rivera, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Lupe Delgado, of Roland Heights, Calif. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 7:30 P. M. Sunday with the funeral Mass said in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Monday at 9 a.m. Burial followed in the Hanover Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating.

MADRID: Alfred "Freddie" Jaurequi Madrid, 27, died Sunday as the result of an auto accident west of Silver City. A life-long resident of Silver City, he was born Jan. 14, 1961. He had been employed as a driver for Price's Dairies. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours are today from 2-9 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where a rosary service will be held at 7 tonight. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church and interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Lynch will officiate. Survivors are his parents, Vidal and Anita Madrid of Silver City; two daughters, Velvet Madrid of Las Cruces and Vanessa Lopez of Silver City; a son, Eric Lopez of Silver City; two brothers, Gilbert and Albert Madrid, both of Silver City; a sister, Kathy Madrid of Las Cruces, and his grandmothers, Luisa Jaurequi of Silver City and Lupe Apodaca of Hurley. Casket bearers will be Dennis Alvarado, Larry Garcia, Gerald Warmen, Lawrence Chavez, David Smith and Jimmy Lucero. Honorary bearers will be Ben Chavez, Alfonso Cisneros, Paul Hernandez, Dido Gutierrez, Eddie Lopez and Junior Romero. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Alfredo M. Madrid, 72, a resident of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was horn May 16, 1925, in Santa Rita. He retired as a mechanic from Kennecott Copper Corp. and was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mr. Madrid served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He loved golfing. Calling hours will be from 2-4 Tuesday afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Paulus Kao officiating. Interment and burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Juana Madrid of Bayard; a son, William Madrid of Bayard; five daughters, Josie Rodriguez and her husband, Tino, of Los Angeles, Virginia Whitman of Los Angeles, Barbara Tinsley of Bayard, Cecilia Lawrence and her husband, David, of Bayard, and Mary Lou Espinosa and her husband, Joseph, of Denver; and a brother, Juan Madrid, and his wife, Sarah, of Santa Ana, Calif. He was preceded in death by a son, Leonard Madrid, in 1994. Casket bearers will be James, Jacob and David Lawrence, Willie Madrid, Joseph Holguin and Travis Fowler. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Ana Maria Tafoya “Annie” Madrid, 80, went to be with the Lord Monday morning at Horizon Southwest. She was born March 28, 1918, in Las Vegas to the 1ate Juan and Domitilia (Maestas) Tafoya. She was a homemaker and was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a past member of the League of United Latin American Citizens and GI Forum. Mrs. Madrid was a loving mother and grandmother, and enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, and arts and crafts. She was a very giving and happy-go-lucky person who enjoyed attending minor League Baseball games. She was a member of the staff at Horizon Southwest. Visitation will be this afternoon from 4 to 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil beginning at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will lead in the recitation of the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday morning at l0 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, John Moises Martinez and his wife, Carol, of Tucson, Ariz., and John Tafoya of Farmington, Utah; one daughter, Margaret Ogas, and her husband, Elijio, of Silver City; and two brothers, Felipe Tafoya of Albuquerque and Demetrio “Mike” Jaurez of Silver City. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one, son, David Madrid; a brother, Eddie Tafoya; and an uncle, Joaquin Maestas. Pallbearers will be Steve, Tom, Antonio and Frank Ogas and Robert, Charles and John Martinez.

MADRID: Antonio Tafoya Madrid, 84, died Monday evening in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Aug. 21, 1904, in Rodey and had lived in Silver City for the past 15 years after coming here from Deming. He was retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where rosary service will be at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Lynch officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are his three daughters, Erlinda Fuentes and her husband, Eloy of Bayard, Ernestina Lopez and her husband, Ramon of Silver City, and Elena Bayardo of Wilmington, Calif.; and 15 grandchildren, Betty Apodaca of Bayard, Eloy Fuentes Jr. and Sammy Lopez, both of Silver City, Ramon Lopez Jr. of El Paso, Texas, Bobby Lopez of Grants, Danny Lopez of Las Cruces, Mary Jean Lopez of Phoenix, Ariz., and Rodolfo, Arnulfo, Lionel, Fernando, Raul, Gilbert, Hilda and Elva Bayardo, all of California. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Armida Ramirez Madrid, 33, a Deming resident, died Monday in Grant County. Visitation will begin today at 3 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels and the rosary service will be there this evening at 7:30. Mass of the Christian burial will be Friday morning at 11 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Palomas, N.M. and interment will follow in the Palomas Cemetery. She was born Feb. 28, 1956, in Palomas, N.M. She was a homemaker and a resident of Deming for six years. Survivors include her husband, John, of Silver City; a son, Ruben, of Deming; her mother, Antonia Ramirez of Palomas, N.M.; and a brother, Jose Luis Ramirez, and three sisters, Silvia Ramirez, Elena Ramirez and Idalia Ramirez, all of Palomas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Billy M. Madrid, 52, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Monday at his home. He was born June 21, 1943 in Silver City and had resided in Las Cruces for the past 22 years. He had been a truck driver for the Whitfield and ONC Trucking companies. Survivors include his loving wife, Stella G. Madrid of the family home; two sons, Michael A. Madrid and his wife, Julie of Fairacres and Arnold J. Madrid and his wife, Becky of Las Cruces; and two brothers, Vidal Madrid Jr. of Silver City and Sammy Madrid of Los Angeles. Other survivors include seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours for Mr. Madrid will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Baca's Funeral Chapels, Las Cruces, where the prayer vigil is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be held Thursday at 9:30 am in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral on the corner of Idaho and Espina. The rite of committal and interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery at 760 S. Compress Road, where he will lay to rest. Casket bearers will be Gilbert Madrid, Lawrence Chavez, Steve Becerra, Rudy Gonzales Jr., Fernando Ortiz and Juan Regalado Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces

MADRID: Carlos Madrid, 65, retired Empire Zinc Co.: miner, died Saturday night in a Silver City hospital. Born and reared in Silver City he was well known in the mining district. Survivors are his wife, Lucia M. Madrid; seven daughters and a son. Rosary services were held Monday and Tuesday nights at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by requiem high mass Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic Church. Internment took place in the Catholic cemetery.

MADRID: Catalina M. Madrid was born in Mexico in 1887. She has been a resident for 76 years. She was 94 years old. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ramona Holguin, Mrs. Mariana Ramirez, both of Bayard, Mrs. Sofia Grado of Hurley, Mrs. Angela Gonzales of Silver City, Mrs. Jesusita Garcia of Las Vegas, Nevada; and is survived by three sons, Mike Madrid and Alfredo Madrid of Bayard.

MADRID: Services for Charles Daniel Madrid Jr., infant son of Charles and Leah Marie De La Garza Madrid, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg with Pastor Alex De La Garza and the Rev. Andy Madrid officiating. Survivors include his parents, Charles Daniel Madrid and Leah Marie De La Garza, both of Lordsburg; paternal grandparents, Isabel and Consuelo Madrid of Lordsburg; paternal great-grandparents, Andres Madrid of Safford, Ariz. and Blas and Felicita Villapando of Lordsburg; maternal grandparents, Joe and Lucy De La Garza of Lordsburg; maternal great-grandparents, Jessie De La Garza of Lordsburg and Elouisa Salazar of Deming; five aunts, Felicia Madrid, Veronica Madrid, Priscilla Madrid, Rachel De La Garza and Sharon DeLaGarza, all of Lordsburg; and an uncle, Joe De La Garza of Lordsburg. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Anthony Madrid in 1976. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

MADRID: David C. Madrid Sr., 37, of Silver City went to be with the Lord on Mon- day, Jan. 17, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home. The holy rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Deacon Johnnie Perez. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols. Interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Mr. Madrid was born April 2, 1962, in Silver City, the son of Alex S. Madrid and Mary Remigio Madrid. He married Lorraine Lucero in 1981 in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Madrid is survived by his wife of 19 years, Lorraine; one son, David C. Madrid Jr., two daughters, Stella Marie Madrid and her companion, Sergio Garcia, and Amanda Renae Madrid, a grandson, Sergio Gabriel Madrid, and his mother, Mary R. Madrid, all of Silver City; his grandmother, Consuelo S. Remigio, also of Silver City; one brother, Danny Ray Madrid, and his wife, Millie, of Silver City; nieces and nephews, Mary Rose Madrid and her companion, Anthony Onteros, and their son, David Anthony Onteros, Danny Ray Madrid and Moses Madrid, of Whittier, Calif., Anthony Ray Madrid and his wife, Lisa, and their children, Alexis and Anthony Jr., of Tucson, Ariz., Roland M. Madrid and his wife, Myra, and their children, Tony, Brittany and Sherri, of Santa Clara, and Frances Madrid and her children, Nickolas and Desiree, of Tucson; his half brother, Michael Delgado, and family of Santa Clara; three aunts, Rosie Pedraza and her husband, Genaro, and family of Bayard, Ofelia Salazar of Silver City, and Lupe Delgado and family of Rowland Heights, Calif., three uncles, Alfred Madrid and his wife, Bertha, of Hacienda Heights, Calif., Henry Madrid of Hayward, Calif., and Cruz Madrid Jr. and his wife, Gloria, of Montebello, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Stella Lucero of Silver City; a brother-in- law, Eloy Lucero, and family of Silver City; three sisters-in-law, Emily Lucero and family, Jean Lucero and family, and Irma Barrios and her husband, Joe Barrios, and family; and many other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Mr. Madrid was preceded in death by his father, Alex S. Madrid; one brother, Alex S. "Sonny Boy" Madrid Jr.; his grandfather, Cruz Madrid; and his grandmother, Frances Madrid. Mr. Madrid was employed with the town of Silver City for nine years as an auto technician. He was very fond of classic automobiles and their restoration. Pallbearers for Mr. Madrid's service will be Genaro Pedraza, Robert Pedraza, Steve Graziano, Edward Leyba, Bobby Gonzales, Ernie Reyes, Johnny Garcia and Tony Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Garcia, Mario Garcia, Armando Sapien, Freddy Marquez, Mickey Grado Jr., Richard Grado, Eloy Lucero and all his many friends. Mr. Madrid will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MADRID: David T. Madrid, 9, died August 5 in the City of Hope Hospital in Monrovia, Calif. He is the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Madrid of Silver City and had resided all his life here. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Madrid, six brothers, John Martinez, Tucson, Ariz., Albert Tafoya, Guadalupe Tafoya, Ray Tafoya, all of Silver City, Frank Tafoya of Bayard, and John Tafoya of Las Angeles, Calif., eight sisters, Mrs. Elijio Ogas, Mrs. Lorenzo Jacquez, Miss Teresa Tafoya, Miss Martha Tafoya, Miss Nellie Tafoya, Miss Jesusita Tafoya, all of Silver City, and Mrs. Susie Gonzales of Bayard, Rosary services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Monday evening at 8 p.m. and Mass was recited in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. with the interment following in the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated.

MADRID: Death last Thursday claimed Deborah Jean Madrid infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max S. Madrid. Funeral services were held Friday at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. H. A. Vender Haar officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary.

MADRID: Eligio M. Madrid, 71, died in El Paso after a lingering illness Friday morning. Mr. Madrid was a life long resident of Silver City. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Julia Madrid of Silver City; one son, Herman, of Highland Park, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with burial services held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Catholic Cemetery. A memorial Mass was held in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating.

MADRID: Enriqueta Madrid died April 21 in Silver City. She had been a lifelong resident of Silver City and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mrs. Madrid is survived by her husband, Epifanio (Pete) Madrid; one daughter, Esther M. Ramirez of Deming; one son, Reynaldo Madrid of Tyrone; two aunts, Florita Rios and Soledad Tapia, both of El Paso, Tex.; one brother, Daniel Corral of Silver City; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday in the Curtis Bright Chapel with Mass of the Resurrection celebrated at 10:00 on Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating both services. Interment followed in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Poppenburg, Shelby Hunt, Jesus Villegas, Danny Ramirez, Anthony Ramirez and Bernard Urbaniak. Arrangements by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

MADRID: Epifanio S. (Pete) Madrid, 77, died Sunday in Silver City. Mr. Madrid was born in Silver City and was a lifelong Silver City resident. He was a liquor distributor for Silver Liquor, a communicant of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and a life member and fourth degree knight with the Deming Knights of Columbus Council. Mr. Madrid is survived by a son, Reynaldo C. Madrid and his wife, Josie B. Madrid, of Tyrone; a daughter, Esther M. Ramirez and her husband, Clarence R. Ramirez, of Las Cruces; two brothers, Edmundo S. Madrid and his wife, Elvira Madrid, and Lukie S. Madrid and his wife, Patsy Madrid, all of Silver City; a brother-in-law, Dan Corral Sr. and his wife, Carmen, of Silver City; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Enriqueta Madrid, on April 21, 1981. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel, and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Saint Vincent's Church with the Rev. A. James Milano officiating both services. Interment will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Tony Ramirez, Danny Ramirez, Mark Ramirez, Michael Madrid, Ray Madrid and Peter Madrid. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MADRID: Esther C. Madrid, 100, a Deming resident, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29 at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visitation will be held this evening from 6 to 8. The funeral service will be held Friday at 3 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Pastor Eliseo Montoya officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Madrid was born March 10, l898 in Hatch to Benigno Chavez and Margareta Candelaria Chavez; She was a homemaker and had been a lifelong area resident. Survivors include two sons, T L Madrid of San Diego and Robert L Madrid of Deming four daughters, Pearl Moore of Deming, Edna Mc Cullough of Silver City and Cora Avenna and Dela Fernandez both of El Paso TX; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband ___ton Madrid and a daughter, Lora Ramos. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Wood, Ernest Lopez, Robert Lopez; Joe Ramos; Tom L Madrid, and Edward Madrid. Entrusted to Baca’s.

MADRID: Felicita G. Madrid, 58, a lifelong Silver City resident, died early Saturday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 21, 1932, in Silver City. She was a member of the Guadalupans of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a homemaker. Calling hours were to be held today from 3-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where rosary services will be recited at 7 tonight. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Concluding services will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Lynch officiating. Survivors include her husband, Max S. Madrid of Silver City; three sons, Billy Madrid, Daniel Madrid and his wife, Velia, and Marty Madrid, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a daughter, Denise Garcia and her husband, Henry, of Silver City. Other survivors include two brothers, Felipe Guerrero of Bayard and Rosario Hernandez of Silver City; a sister, Tillie Acosta of Silver City; 14 grandchildren, Steve, Ronnie, Anthony, Abran, Billy Joe, Amanda, Amber, Daniel Madrid Jr., Erik, Adam, Crystal and Ernest Madrid, and Mario and Ashley Garcia; a great-grandchild, Mathew Madrid; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Jean, and her parents, Felipe and Eulalia Guerrero. Casket bearers will be Ramon and Juan Flores, Albert Esparza, Jose Reyes, Bobby Madrid and Pete Hernandez. Serving as honorary bearers will be Max Flores, Armando Fierro, and Benjamin and Adolfo Ybarra. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Frances W. Madrid, 41, died August 8, 1979 in Sierra Medical Center, El Paso, Texas following an extended illness. Mrs. Madrid was born August 21, 1937 in Portagevill, Missouri, a daughter of the late Paul Pikey of New Madrid, Missouri and Vernie Dinwiddie of Pinos Altos, New Mexico. In addition to her mother survivors include her husband, Adolfo P. Madrid of Hawaiian Gardens, California, one daughter, Mrs. Janette Hernandez of Hawaiian Gardens, two sons, Rudy Madrid and Danny Madrid at home, five sisters, Nadine Douglas of Salem, Ohio, Mary Fahrlender of Pinos Altos, Paula Taylor of Memphis, Tenn., Sharon Crowe of Loraine, Ohio, and Pam Christenson of St. Louis, Missouri, two brothers, Alfred Pikey of Springfield, Ohio and Douglas Dinwiddie of Silver City, and one grandson. Services were conducted by the Reverend Gary E. Johnson, Free Will Baptist Church, Hawaiian Gardens, California on August 13, 1979 in the Church of Our Fathers. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, California

MADRID: Frank B. Madrid, 79, well known and long-time resident of Silver City, passed away over the week end at his home. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Linda Morales of Silver City; Mrs. Natalia Smithson of Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Beatrice Madrid of Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Clorinda Sabag of Bayard; three sons; Manuel of Bakersfield, and Leo and Rudy, both of Silver City. Also surviving are two brothers, Tom and Varnordo, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Rafela Mendoza, of Clifton, Ariz. Rosary services were held Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent De Paul with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milan officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.

MADRID: Gloria Sias Madrid, 53, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Monday, Feb. 16, in Faywood. She was born April 8, 1944, in Dwyer to Reymundo and Carlota A. Sias. She was a supervisor for the Auburn Rubber Manufacturing Co. A memorial service was to be held today at 2 in the afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, with family members conducting the service. Disposition of cremains will take place at a later date by her children. She is survived by her mother, Carlota Sias of Faywood; four sons, Roger Madrid and his wife, Velia, of Safford, Ariz, David S. Rivera of Pinos Altos, and Robert A. Rivera and Emilio Rivera Jr., both of Silver City; four daughters, Rosalie Sias, Andrea M. Rivera, Jennifer D. Rivera and Sandra N. Rivera, all of Alhambra, Calif.; three brothers, Gilbert Sias of Faywood, Ray Sias and his wife, Gloria, of San Lorenzo, and Manuel Sias -and his wife, Valerie, of Reno, Nev.; and three sisters, Charlotte Holguin and her husband, Ray, of Santa Clara, Mary Renteria and her husband, Ray, of Silver City, and Sylvia Provencio and her husband, John, of Silver City. Also surviving are eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Reymundo Silva Sias; and two brothers, Alvin and Rudy Sias. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Jennita N. Madrid, 81, of Silver City, entered into rest Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born June 26, 1913 in Hurley and was a lifetime Grant County resident. Mrs. Madrid was a homemaker, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Society, a former member of the Guadalupanas, and a life member of the St. Joseph Association. Calling hours will be from 2-4 Thursday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil prayer service will begin at seven. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at ten in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Cemetery. Survivors include two brothers, Trinidad Nevarez of Hurley and Willie Vasquez of Las Cruces; a sister, Alice Gandara of Central; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie B. Madrid. Casket bearers will be Manuel G. Torres, Narciso G. Torres, Jesse G. Diaz, Jimmy Ruiz Jr., Joe Nevarez Jr. and Hector Diaz. Honorary bearers will be Frank Johnston, Joe Nevarez Sr., Ray Campos, Jimmy Ruiz Sr., Jerry Ruiz, Danny Rodriguez, Juan Becerra and numerous other relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Jimmy S. Madrid, 62, of Norwalk, Calif., formerly a resident of Silver City, entered life eternal March 4 at his residence. He was born Nov. 26, 1930, in Silver City. Mr. Madrid left New Mexico for a 34-year career in education. He taught school for 17 years at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Compton, Calif., before leaving for Valle Lindo School District, where he taught and was school principal for the last 17 years of his career. Mr. Madrid is survived by his wife of 41 years, Josie Madrid of Norwalk; a son, Michael Madrid of Whittier, Calif., daughters, JoAnn Madrid of Norwalk and Jeannie Madrid of Whittier; and three grandsons, Jeffrey, Michael and Johnny of Norwalk. Funeral services were held March 9 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Interment followed the Mass at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier.

MADRID: Mrs. Josefita Holguin Madrid, 79, passed away Tuesday. Born in Case Grande, Mexico, she had lived for many years in Central. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cox Mortuary ‘Chapel. Mass was set for 9 a.m. today in, the Santa Clara Catholic Church at Central, followed by burial in the cemetery there. Surviving are’ two sons, David Madrid, Los Angeles, and Valerio Padilla, Superior, Ariz.; six daughters, Mrs. Theresa Padilla, Superior, Ariz.; Mrs. Mercedes Rodriguez, Los Angeles; Mrs. Virginia Campos, Mrs. Josefita Parra, Mrs. Julia Rodriguez, Mrs. Lupe Garcia, all of Central; 25 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Also a brother, Narcisco Holguin, and a sister, Mrs. Francisca Hernandez.

MADRID: Jose Omar Madrid, 6-year-old son of Joseph and Josefina Madrid of Deming, died Friday evening in Bayard. He was horn Dec. 21, 1979, in Silver City, and was a first grade student at Smith School. Visitation began Sunday afternoon at Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels and continues there today until 6 p.m. Rosary services will also be held at Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels, beginning at 7 this evening. Funeral service and Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Emiho Larlar officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Madrid, Joe Martinez, Ramiro Ramirez and Francisco Ramirez. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Noel and Irving Madrid, of the home; his grandparents, Isidro and Ramona Madrid of Bayard and Francisco and Elisa Ramirez of Deming; and many aunts and uncles. Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

MADRID: Joseph D. Andazola Madrid, a resident of Hacienda Heights, Calif., entered into eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 4, in California. He was born May 29, 1967, in California to the late Max Madrid and to Josie Andazola Madrid. Survivors include his mother, Josie, his wife, Emily, and a daughter, Natasha Madrid, of the home; and two sisters, Maxme Alvarada and her two daughters, Teresa and Christina, and Jeannie Garcia and her husband, Kiki, and their son Max.

MADRID: Jose B. Madrid, 71, well known retired miner of Grant County, died the past week at the family home in Silver City. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rosa W. Madrid; six sons, Willie of Bayard, Ysidro of Fierro, Arturo and Manuel of San Jose, Calif., Louis of Redlands, Calif., and Albert of Silver City; seven daughters, Mrs. Frank Cardova of Hanover, Mrs. Pete Rangel of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Edward Loera of Redlands, Mrs. Ricardo Torres, Mrs. Max Sanchez, Miss Josephine Madrid, all of Silver City; 41 grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mariana Aliviso of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Juana Torres of Safford, Ariz; and one brother, Juan Madrid of Hanover. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, burial following in the Catholic Cemetery.

MADRID: Jose Eduardo "Eddie" Barrios Madrid, 78, died Saturday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Silver City and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Madrid worked for Chino Mines for 14 years as a repair mechanic in the reduction plant, was a member of Local 890 of the Steelworkers, and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Jennita Madrid of Silver City; and three nieces, Betty Silva and Dora Sierra, both of Hurley, and Alice Diaz and her husband, Hector, of Silver City. Casket bearers will be Hector Diaz, Joe Montoya, Juan Becerra, Jimmy Ruiz Sr., Danny Lopez and Willie Sierra. Honorary bearers will be Trinidad Nevarez, Narciso Gandara and Willie Vasquez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Juan Madrid, 55, died Tuesday, July 3, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Madrid was a lifelong resident of Grant County and was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Luz P. Madrid, three daughters, Mrs. Amelia Maldonado, Mrs. Consuelo Munoz, Mrs. Beatrice Gutierrez, a son, Juan Jose Madrid, all of Silver City, and ten grandchildren. Survivors also include two brothers, Cruz M. Ponce of Silver City, Simon Ponce of Los Angeles, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Manuela M. Chavez of Silver City and Mrs. Esperanza M. Holguin of Solomon, Ariz. Rosary recitation will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Arnold M. Chavez, Inocente Holguin, Jr., Michael M. Madrid, Louis Ruiz, Louis Martinez and Florencio C. Gutierrez.

MADRID: A rosary service was held Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary for Juan B. Madrid 79, of Fierro who died Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. The Rev. Fr. Henry Saxon officiating and funeral mass was said Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. The deceased was born in Georgetown, had lived all of his life in this area. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Juan Torres of Safford AZ, and Mrs. Marians Alvis of Los Angeles, Calif. 12 nieces and 18 nephews.

MADRID: Juan L. Madrid, 97, died Tuesday in Bayard. Mr. Madrid was a life long resident of Grant County and was retired from the Kennecott Copper Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catalina Madrid of Bayard, five daughters, Mrs. Ramona Holguin and Mrs. Mariana Ramirez, both of Bayard, Mrs. Sofia Grado of Hurley, Mrs. Angela Gonzalez of Silver City, Mrs. Jesusita Garcia of Las Vegas, Nevada, three sons, Miguel Madrid of Bayard, Juan Madrid of Santa Ana, California, Alfredo Madrid of Bayard, thirty grandchildren, eighty two great grandchildren and seventeen great-great grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 8, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Esteban Lopez officiating at both services. Burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Lino Marin, Steve Gonzalez, Fernando Martinez, Raul Garcia, Willie Holguin and Gilbert Ramirez.

MADRID: Mrs. Julia S. Madrid, 81, passed away at her residence here December 6 following an’ extended illness. Mrs. Madrid was a native of Garfield, N.M. and had lived in Silver City most of her life. Her husband, Louis preceded her in death in 1963. Survivors include four sons, Pete, Vidal, Edmundo and Lukie, all of Silver City; 19 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Sarafina Ybarra of Silver City. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Friday with the funeral mass being recited at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church at 9:3O a.m. Saturday. Internment followed in the Catholic cemetery with the Rev. Father A. James Milano officiating. Casket bearers were Murray Ryan, Edward Holguin, Eddie Madrid, Adolfo Genera, Leonardo Triviso, and Elmo Baca.

MADRID: Louis S. Madrid, 77, a long time employee of the Silver Liquor Co. died Wednesday at his home 401 S. Bullard St. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia S. Madrid of Silver City; four sons, Pete, Lukie and Mudo of Silver City, and Vidal of Los Angeles; one sister, Mrs. Raefela Mendoza of Clifton. Ariz ,three brothers, Tom Madrid and Ben Madrid of Los Angeles, and Frank Madrid of Silver City; 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 7:45 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Curtis Mortuary, with the Rev. Fr. A James Milano officiating. Mass was said at 11:15 am Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery.

MADRID: Manual L. Madrid, 74, died Sunday in Silver City. Mr. Madrid was born January 18, 1908 in Hillsboro, the son of Navor and Maria Luna Madrid. He lived most of his life in Silver City and for the 40 years was an active sportsman in baseball. For many years he worked closely with youth of Grant County, managing various teams such as the Catholic Youth Organization and Paul R. Gantz teams. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. For a long period of time he was also President of Grant County Baseball Association. Madrid is survived by his two children, Manuel Madrid, Jr., a mechanical Engineer, of Denver and Lilly Madrid an assistant editor who worked several years with Franciscan Communications Center in Los Angeles; three brothers, Fred Madrid of El Paso, Felix Madrid of Tacoma, Wash., and Edward Madrid of Buena Park, Calif., two sisters, Mickey Muniz of Silver City and Isabelle Padilla of Long Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Tuesday at 7:30 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was Wednesday, 9 a.m. at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Monsignor A. James Milano officiated both services. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were Greg Chavez, Sam Acosta, Sal Puentes, Jose Sandoval, Tony Otero and Rudy Jacquez. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Chacon, Jerry Baca, Carlos Merino, Narcisco Gonzales, Lukie Madrid, Joel Ponzio, Tony Ojinaga, Pete Marquez, Jr., Eusebio Abeyta, and Robert Ojinaga. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MADRID: Manuela Lechuga Madrid, 71, a longtime Grant County resident, entered eternal rest Thursday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1919, in Dwyer to Crispina Martinez and Antonio Lechuga. She was a member of the Catholic Church and of the American Association of Retired Persons. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest North Chapel, where rosary services will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Concluding services will follow in the Hurley Cemetery with the Order of Augustinian Recollect Fathers officiating. Survivors include a son, Julian L. Madrid of Hurley; two daughters, Maria Gonzales of Bayard and Angie Sandoval of Safford, Ariz.; and a brother, Luis Lechuga, and sister, Antonia Martinez, both of Hurley., She is also survived by six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Serving as casket bearers will be Mark Garcia, Willie Pena, Steve Lechuga, Genaro Valenzuela, Benito L. Medrano and Mark Gonzales. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Maria Laura Madrid, 79, a lifetime resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Wednesday morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Aug. 19, 1911 in San Jose, Sonora, Mexico. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels and from 7-9 p.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, where the vigil service will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be said Saturday morning at 10, also in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The committal rite service will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Willie Madrid of Bayard; two sons, Arturo Alvo of Deming, and Carlos Alvo and his wife, Mary, of Bayard; three daughters, Cecilia Sandoval and her husband, Cipriano of Vanadium, Dolores Leon and her husband, Pete of Norwalk, Calif., and Consuelo Medina and her husband, Jesus of Bayard; and one brother, Emilio Figueroa of Marana, Ariz. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Edward, Gilbert and Robert Alvo, Robert Leon, Jimmy Kirker and Willie Madrid, Jr. Honorary bearers will be the remaining family members. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Rosary services for Mrs. Maria Luna Madrid who died Monday, August 12, were recited at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Thursday August 15 and the Funeral Mass was said at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Friday, August 16, interment services followed at the Hillsboro Cemetery. Prayer services at the Hillsboro Catholic Church preceded the interment. Mrs. Madrid a resident of Hillsboro had made her home in Silver City for the past forty years. She is survived by four sons, Manuel, Eddie, Fred, and Felix; two daughters, Mrs. Micky Munoz, and Mrs. Isabel Padilla; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The following grandsons were casket bearers: Andy Padilla, Manuel Padilla, Robert Ruiz, Paul Torres, Al Valenzuela, Jr., and Richard Valenzuela.

MADRID: Matilde “Tillie” Aguilar Madrid, 69, life-time resident of Grant County, entered into eternal rest Friday at her home in Silver City. She was born Nov. 26, 1924, in San Lorenzo. She was a nursing assistant at Med Square Clinic for more than 25 years. Mrs. Madrid was an active member of the Renew Group at St. Francis Newman Center, where she was a parishioner. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Calling hours were from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where the vigil services began at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. Mass of the Christian burial was to be celebrated this afternoon at 2 at St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. Committal services were to follow at the Silver city Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Richard A. Madrid, and his wife, Shirley, of Las Cruces; two daughters, Rita Kondy and her husband, Tim, of Las Cruces, and Rosemary Peru and her husband, Robert, of Silver City; a brother, Conrado Aguilar, and his wife, Thelma, of Silver City; a sister, Elvira Correa of Fabens, Texas; eight grandchildren, Misty Hernandez, Marcella Madrid, Richard Madrid, Tiffanie Velarde, Nikkita Velarde and Katianni Velarde, all of Las Cruces, and Mandy and Javier Peru of Silver City; one great-grandson, Alexander Madrid of Las Cruces; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Madrid, in 1956. Casket bearers will be Richard Madrid, Javier Peru, Danny Aguilar, Art Aguilar, Tim Kondy and Nacho Hernandez. Honorary bearers are her nieces, nephews and compadres. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Max S. Madrid, 67, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Madrid was born March 15, 1926, to Maximillano B. and Serafina (Salas) Madrid in Silver City. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He married Felicita Guerrero in Silver City in 1954. He enjoyed telling stories of his travels around the world. Mr. Madrid loved dancing and enjoyed life to its fullest. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed kidding family members and friends. He is survived by a daughter, Denise Garcia, and her husband, Henry, of Central; four sons, Max S. Madrid Jr., of Santa Ana, Calif., Billy J. Madrid of Las Cruces, Danny S. Madrid and his wife, Velia of Las Vegas, Nev., and Martin Madrid and his wife, Samantha, of Silver City; two sisters, Veva Sanchez of Silver City and Celia Alamillo of Santa Ana; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Felicita Madrid, on March 3, 1990, and two brothers, Emeterio Madrid, in 1992 and Jose Madrid in 1991. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. The prayer vigil (rosary) will begin at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. The funeral liturgy will begin Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Pallbearers will be Tommy Sanchez, Bobby Madrid, Henry Garcia, Bob Ponce, Felipe Guerrero and Joe Chavez. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Mr. Madrid's grandsons. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

MADRID: Funeral services for Maxmiliano B. Madrid, who died at his home early, last Friday morning after a lengthy illness, were held Sunday in Silver City. The remains lay in state at the family home on S. Texas St. prior to the funeral mass which was said at the St. Vincent de Paul Church at 10 am Sunday with the Rev. Fr. John P. Linnane officiating. Burial was in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary. Mr. Madrid, who plied the trade of blacksmith in this community for more than 40 years, has resided here for the past 52 years. He was 62 years of age. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Antonio Sanchez and Mrs. Lotus Arostique, both of Silver City; five sons, Abram, Emeteri, Esebari, Max, Jr. and Jose; four brothers; Louise Frank, Torn and Ben Madrid; a sister Mrs. Rafaela Mendoza, 26 grandchildren and four-great grandchildren.

MADRID: Michael Anthony Madrid, 27, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday. Survivors include his mother, Lillian Jacquez of Silver City; his father, Juan Madrid, also of Silver City; his stepfather, Robert O. Jacquez Sr.; two brothers, Robert Jacquez, and Ronald Madrid and his wife, Anna, and their three children, Sorina, Kourtney and Christopher, all of Silver City; his paternal grandparent, Luz Madrid; his maternal grandparents, Edward Mendoza and Sally Samaniego; and numerous uncles and aunts. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Paula Madrid, in 1977; and by his grandfather, Juan Madrid, in 1978. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Rosary will be recited Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Lynch as celebrant. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m., also in St. Vincent's with Lynch as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers will be Roy Madrid, Steve Forbes, John Boaz, Innocente "Babe" Holguin, Archie Quintana and Steve "Gopher" Provencio. Honorary pallbearers will be all his friends and relatives. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MADRID: Miguel Mendoza Madrid, 81, a lifetime resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Friday morning in Albuquerque. He was a member of the Catholic Church, a World War II veteran, and a retired miner. Calling hours were to be from 2-5 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The committal rite service will follow in the Hurley Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest in the family plot. Survivors include two brothers, Alfredo Madrid of Bayard and Juan Madrid of Santa Ana, Calif.; and two sisters, Mariana Ramirez of Silver City and Angela Gonzalez of Bayard. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Meme Martinez, Octavio Villegas, Angel Alvarado, Feliz Salas, Juan Macias and Leno Marin. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Petra Portillo Madrid, 83, died Friday in Fort Bayard. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mrs. Madrid is survived by five sons, Raymond P. Madrid, Leo P. Madrid, and Robert P. Madrid, all of Silver City, Arthur P. Madrid of Carson, Calif., and Adolfo P. Madrid of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.; two sisters, Maria Hernandez of Silver City and Manuela Allison of Cliff; 26 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonardo C. Madrid, in 1978, and by two sons, Andrew P. Madrid and Bill Madrid. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Francis Newman Center. Burial will follow in the Pinos Altos Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Raymond P. Madrid, Arthur P. Madrid, Adolfo P. Madrid, Leo P. Madrid, Robert P. Madrid and Tony Davila. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Arzaga and Raymond Montoya, Leroy Gutierrez and Larry Madrid. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MADRID: Mrs. Petrocenia S. Madrid, 63, wife of Frank Madrid, and a life-long resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday at the family home after a long illness. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Manuel, Bakersfield, Calif., Leo and Rudy, Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. Pedro Morales, Santa Rita; Mrs. H. Smithson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Daniel Madero, Los Angeles; Mrs. Pedro Salas, Bayard; 25 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Fr. Julian Ordonez officiating. Mass was said at 9 a. m. today at St. Vincent de Paul’s’ Catholic Church. The body will rest in state at the Cox chapel until 4 o’clock this afternoon, followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery.

MADRID: Polly Becerra Madrid, wife of Willie C. Madrid, and mother of Michelle B. Madrid and Judith (Ray) Wheeler, all of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Sunday. She is also survived by numerous relatives and friends. She was a former resident of Silver City, where she worked as a retail clerk at Paul R. Gantz Jeweler for many years. Funeral services will be held at South Lawn Mortuary in Tucson on Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Louis Vaillarre officiating. Interment will be at the same location.

MADRID: Refugia G. Madrid, 91, died Friday, Jan. 25, in Hurley. Mrs. Madrid was a life long resident of Grant County where she was a member of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley. She is survived by three daughters, Estella M. Carreon, Adelina M. Lopez and Andrea M. Baca all of Hurley, two sons, Fidel G. Madrid of Hurley, Raymundo G. Madrid of Chihuahua, Mexico, several nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Tuesday evening in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Wednesday morning at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Reverend Father Gustavo Oquendo officiating. Burial followed in Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Frank Lopez, Jr., Rudy Baca, Gerald Baca, Raul Carreon, Jr., Alfred Majalca, Jr. and Dean Baca.

MADRID: Richard S. Madrid, 33, shipping clerk for the Santa Fe Railway in Silver City, was killed early Sunday morning on Highway 180 south of White Signal, when his car went out of control and rolled over several times, he suffered a fractured skull and crushed chest. Two passengers riding with him escaped with minor injuries. The accident was investigated by State Patrolman Billy Miller and Sheriff Owen C. Matthews. Madrid’s death was the sixth highway fatality in Grant County this year Rosary services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a. m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paula Catholic Church, the Rec. A. Vonder Haar officiating. Burial was at 4 p.m. in the Catholic cemetery. American Legion Post No, 18 conducted graveside services with military honors, Born in Silver City, Madrid served overseas in the armed forces in l942-43. He was a member of the American Legion, and the Knight of Columbus. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Matilda A. Madrid a son, Richard Jr. a daughter, Rosemary, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Louise Madrid and four brothers, Edmundo, Locadio, Fidel, and Pete Madrid Garcia Santos Valverde.

MADRID: Rosa Madrid, a resident of Fierro, died Wednesday night at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in the weekend edition. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Rosa Madrid, 98, a resident of Fierro, died Wednesday night at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Rosa Wilson Madrid, 96, a sixth-generation resident of Grant County, entered into rest Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. ‘She was born Oct. 5, 1900, in Sonora, Mexico, to the late John and Ramona Barreras Wilson. She was a communicant at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include four sons, Willie Madrid, of Bayard, , Luis Madrid and his wife, Eustolia, of Redlands, Calif., Manuel Madrid of Silver City, and Albert Madrid and his wife, Lillia, of Silver City; five daughters, Dora Rangel of Tucson, Ariz., Tiodoja Madrid of Redlands, Rosa Torres of Silver City, Mariana Sanchez and her husband, Max, of Silver City, and Linda Gonzalez and her husband, Robert, of Safford, Ariz.; 52 grandchildren 141 great-grandchildren, 107 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild Casket bearers will be Michael Madrid, David Madrid, Max Sanchez Jr., Ramon Villalobos, Adam Cordova and Antonio Salinas. Honorary bearers are her grandchildren. . Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Mrs. Rosella Horcasitas Madrid, a life long resident of Central died April 10 in the Bernalillo County Hospital in Albuquerque following an illness of some duration. Mrs. Madrid, a graduate of Western New Mexico University, was a member of the teaching staff of the Bayard Elementary School. Survivors include her husband, Hector Madrid, and a son, Hector, Jr., of Central; her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Horcasitas of Central; sisters, Mrs. Anna Perez of Central and Mrs. Christy Johnson of Silver City; and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Alex Triviz of Albuquerque. Funeral Mass was said April 15 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Burial will be in the Central Cemetery. Pallbearers were Manuel Lucero, Anthony Romero, Sal Beltran, Abe Armendariz, Rod Johnson and Danny Perez.

MADRID: Rudy C. Madrid, 29, died Friday evening in Silver City. Rudy was born in Silver City and was a lifelong resident. He was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was employed at T.G. &.Y. in Silver City. Rudy is survived by one daughter, Sandra Angelica Madrid of Silver City; one son, Oscar Madrid of Silver City; his parents, Rudy S. and Chenny Madrid of Silver City; three sisters, Viola Marquez of Tyrone, Olga Chavez of Silver City and Evie Madrid of Albuquerque; one brother, Bobby Michael Madrid of Silver City; his maternal grandmother, Simona Costales of Albuquerque and his paternal grandmother, Natalia Montejio of Bakersfield, Calif. Rosary recitation was held Monday and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday. Both services were held at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Silver City with Mon. A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Adam Marquez, Sammy Padilla, Robert Millan, Ramon Morales, Ralph Jacquez and Ronnie Jacquez. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Yniguez, Arthur Morales, Teddy Castillo Jr., Willie Sierra, Jr., Albert Morales and Manny Rodriguez. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MADRID: Mrs. Senarla Madrid, 57, long time resident of North Hurley, died at her home Monday. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Garcia and Mrs. Ramona Amador of Hurley and two sons, Epimenio Dominguez, San Pedro, Calif., and Romaldo Dominguez, Hatch. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel Tuesday at 7PM followed by rosary Wednesday night at the family home. Mass was held in the Hurley Catholic Church at 9AM, today, followed by burial in the Hurley cemetery

MADRID: Susie Mawson Madrid, 70, a lifetime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Thrusday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 13, 1912. Mrs. Madrid was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 2-4 Sunday afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held Sunday evening at 7 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where the funeral liturgy will be held Monday morning at 11:30. The Rev. George Reynolds will officiate. The rite of committal will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include two sons, Robert Madrid of Silver City, and Abran Madrid and his wife, Mary Ann, of Las Cruces; and four daughters, Hope Enriques and her husband, Joe of Silver City, Susie Holguin and her husband, Manuel, of Central, Eugina Gallegos and her husband, Ben, of Santa Fe, and Mary Chavez and her husband, Roy, of Silver City. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Tommy Leyba, Ruben Holguin, Ben Gallegos Jr., Ronnie Madrid, Lawrence Madrid and James Chavez. Honorary bearers will be her remaining grandchildren, the Fort Bayard Medical Center dialysis staff and Gloria Sierra. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MADRID: Valeria Trujillo Madrid, 64, a native of San Lorenzo, entered eternal rest Saturday in San Jose, Calif., where she resided most of her life. She was born Aug. 2, 1926, in San Lorenzo to Lorenzo and Rafaela Trujillo and was a homemaker. Rosary services will be held tonight at 7 and the funeral Mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in San Jose. A memorial rosary will be held in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. Survivors include two sons, Lorenzo and Arturo Madrid Jr. of San Jose; five daughters, Margie and Mary Ann of San Jose, Alice Urena of Kerman, Calif., and Sally Rasa and Grace Lopez, also of San Jose; several grandchildren; and two brothers, Cuco Trujillo of San Jose and Chano Trujillo of Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arturo W. Madrid, in 1975, and by a granddaughter.

MADRID: Victoriana P. Madrid, 86, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, in Silver City. Mrs. Madrid was born in Central and had been a life-long resident of Grant County. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Juana Thomas of Central, nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Thursday, Jan. 31at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Friday, Feb. 1, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment followed in the Central Cemetery.

MADRID: Vidal Serna Madrid, Sr., 67, a lifelong resident of Silver City died Tuesday, July 18 at Hillcrest General Hospital following a brief illness. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Pedroza of Ft. Bayard, three sons, Vidal Madrid, Jr., of Silver City, Sammy Madrid of Los Angeles, Calif., Bill Madrid of Las Cruces, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Pete Madrid, Edmundo Madrid and Lukie Madrid, all of Silver City. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 21 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Lawrence Chavez, Freddie Madrid, Gilbert Madrid, Ronnie Chavez, Ray Madrid, and Eddie Madrid.

MADRID: Ysidro "Chilo" Madrid, 75, a resident of Bayard, entered into rest Saturday in Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Sept. 3, 1919, in Georgetown. Mr. Madrid worked as a miner for 32 years and retired from Sharon Steel. Calling hours are 2-9 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil service will begin at 7. Deacon Alfonso Alvarado will officiate. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his mother, Rosa W. Madrid of Fort Bayard; his wife, Ramona O. Madrid of Bayard; seven sons, Paul O. Madrid and wife, Eloisa, of Bayard, Ysidro O. "Chiro" Madrid Jr. and his wife, Dora, of Superior, Ariz.; Jesus O. Madrid of Bayard, Carlos O. Madrid and his wife, Beverly, of Seymour, Mo., Joe O. Madrid and his wife, Barbara, of Lordsburg, Pete O. Madrid of Bayard, and Roger A. Madrid and his wife, Velia, of Safford, Ariz.; a daughter, Irene M. True and her husband, David, of Bayard; four brothers, Willie W. Madrid of Bayard, Luis W. Madrid and his wife, Tola, of Redlands, Calif., Alberto W. Madrid and his wife, Lydia, of Silver City, and Manuel W. Madrid of Silver City; and six sisters, Dora M. Rangel of Tucson, Tiodola Madrid of Redlands, Rosa Torres of Silver City, Mariana Sanchez and her husband, Max, of Silver City, Josephina Mena of Silver City, and Erlinda Gonzales and her husband, Robert, of Safford. Also surviving are 30 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Mr. Madrid was preceded in death by his father, Jose B. Madrid; a brother, Arturo Madrid, a sister, Ramona Cordova; and a grandson, Omar Madrid. Casket bearers will be Benny Madrid, Jacob Madrid, David Madrid, Ernie Madrid, Bernie Madrid and Christopher Madrid. Honorary bearers will be Willie Madrid, Sarah M. Rivera, Sandra Urbinda, Manuel Yniguez, Isabel Ortega, Jessica Madrid, Arturo Madrid Jr., Lorenzo Madrid, Henry Trujillo, Reymundo Tafoya, and his remaining grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MAES: Elena Maes, 25, a resident of Albuquerque for seven years, died Thursday, June 3. She was born March 8, 1974, in Ely, Nev. She is survived by her father, Benito Maes, mother, Lucille, Maes, and brother, Steven Dominic Maes, and wife Kristee, all of Albuquerque, sister, JoAnna Maes of Los Angeles; niece, Kayleigh Maes; grandmother, Mari Armijo; and many other family members and friends. Ms. Maes resided in Silver City, for 14 years. Her achievements were in music and songwriting. She majored in, psychology at the University, of New Mexico and was member of numerous academic fraternities. She enjoyed playing golf, singing, traveling and skiing. She will be deeply missed by family, and friends. Though she was, only here a short time, she, brightened many lives. A| memorial rosary will be recited Monday at 7 p.m. at French Mortuary. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 am at St. Charles Borromeq Catholic Church. Private interment of cremains will take place Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lupus Foundation of America New Mexico Chapter, Albuquerque.  French Mortuary of Albuquerque is in charge of arrangements.

MAES: Santos Maes, 76 years of age, died Oct. 21 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Funeral mass and burial were held Friday, Oct. 23at 12 a.m. at the Santa Clara Church in Central. Survivors of Mr. Maes include his sister, Cecilia Prokosch; sister-in-law, Frances R. Maes; a nephew, Joe Maes; nieces, Theresa Duran, Celine Livengood, all of Santa Fe and a niece, Consuelo Culter of Vacaville, Calif. All arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MAESTAS: Ruben F. Maestas, 50, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 10, 1946, to Francisco and Bessie Maestas. Mr. Maestas was the training coordinator for the human resources department of Phelps Dodge Corp. and had worked at the Silver City Fire Department some years back. He was a communicant of Out Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Visitation has been scheduled for Monday afternoon beginning at 2 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The vigil will begin at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Cremation will follow the scheduled services. Survivors include his parents Francisco and Bessie Maestas of Bayard; his wife, Yunia Maestas of the home; two sons, Joe Maestas and his wife, Brenda. of Playas, and Matt Maestas of Las Cruces; two daughters, Tina Drybread and her husband, Dale, and Shannon Gideon and her husband, Oscar, all of Playas; a brother, Adolfo Maestas, and his wife, Jessica, of Silver City; and seven grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Joe, Matt, Adolfo and Andrew Maestas, Eric Drybread, Charlie Johnson, Francisco Ortiz and A.J. Petty. Honorary bearers are Lloyd Jackson, Frank Ballesteros, Robert Reed, David Arredondo, and Fred Sanders. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MAGDALENO: Mrs. Elena C. Magdaleno, 63, died at her home here in Silver City March 25 after a brief illness. Mrs. Magdaleno was born in Pinos Altos, and had resided here her entire life. She is survived by her husband, Simon Magdaleno of Silver City; on son, Donnie Magdaleno of Silver City; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jose Canway of Watsonville, Calif., and two brothers, Pete Carbajal of Silver City and Rafael Carbajal of Los Angeles, Calf. Rosary services were recited Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Burial Mass was recited in St. Vincent de Pal Catholic Church Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. A James Milano officiating. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery.

MAGDALENO: Simon G. Magdaleno, 68 a resident of the community for the past 66 years, died Friday in Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Magdaleno preceded him in death last week. Mr. Magdaleno was a retired Kennecott employee. He is survived by his son Donnie and three grandchildren of Silver City, four brothers, Fred, Paul and William of Anaheim, Calif., and Joe of Livingston, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Dee Jacquez of Anaheim, Calif., and Mrs. Pablo Herrera of Livingston, Calif. Rosary services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. and burial mass from St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers were Carlos Grado, Raymond Leon, Sr., Fred Lucero, Al Sanchez, George Baca and Henry Soto.

MAH: Fred Mah, 88, a well known member of Silver City’s Chinese residents and for the past 28 years engaged in operating restaurants, died Saturday. He is survived by three grandsons, Dennis Mah, Sacramento, Calif.; Clifford Mah, Los Angeles and Allen Mah, serving in the U. S. Navy, stationed at Memphis Tenn. He was a cousin of M. F. Lime of the Chef Grill. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites was the Rev. C M Henderson of the Episcopal church of the Good Shepherd. Burial took place in the Silver city cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Landrum, Roland Ball, R D Allred, Otho Allen, Emil Harrison, and Sherman Wong.

MAHL: Leroy Mahl, 86, a resident of Truth or Consequences since 1972, entered eternal rest Saturday at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. He was born in Monte Vista, Colo., in 1903, where he was a member of the Baptist church. A former glazier, he was the former owner of the Monte Vista Glass Shop. Visitation was held Monday from 2-5 p.m. at the French Mortuary Chapel in Truth or Consequences. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church in Truth or Consequences. Interment followed in the Vista Memory Garden Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Stoner officiated. He is survived by his wife, Fay, of the family home in Truth or Consequences; a daughter, Janet Walker, and a son, John Alan Mahl, both of Silver City; a brother, Bill Mahl of Monte Vista; and a sister, Irene Mariacher of Denver.

MAHLER: Esther Marie Mahler, 67, passed away Sunday, May 3, at Horizon Southwest, Nursing Home. Private family graveside, funeral services will be conducted Wednesday in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Ms. Mahler was born July 8, l930, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter of Ludwig Mahler and Hulda Roukala Mahler. She is survived by one brother, Dr. Carl Mahler of Oceanside, Calif.; two sisters, Hulda Kennett and her husband, Frank, of Bayard and Joan Woodward and her husband David of Tyrone area; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Wayne Mahler, in1941; and a sister, Martha Crosby, in 1990. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MAHLER: Mrs. Hulda Mahler, 69, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. She had been a resident of Silver City for the past 22 years. Survivors are a son, Carl W. Mahler of Pasadena, CA, four daughters, Mrs. Frank Kennett of Bayard, Mrs. Robert Crosby of White Signal, and Mrs. David Woodward and Miss Esther Mahler of Silver City; 13 grandchildren; and one brother, Wayne Roukala of Turko, Finland. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. James Wayne, of the First Methodist Church, conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.  

MAHLER: Funeral services for Louis Mahler, 65, who died at Hillcrest General Hospital on Tuesday, March 22, following a heart attack, were held Friday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Charles Walker of the First Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Mahler was a native of Germany where he was born on March 13, 1890. He came to the United States and settled in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he married Hulda Roukala. They have lived in this area for many years and in Silver City for the past ten years. He was employed by the Pennington stores as a butcher until about seven years ago when he retired. He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Robert T. Crosby, Miss Joan Mahler and Miss Esther Mahler, all of Silver City and Mrs. B.R. Parker, Aurora, Colo.; a son, Dr. C. W. Mahler of Ontario, Calif.; and by nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were: D. Heesch, Chuck Deiter, Bill Deiter, Roy E. Dyche, Forrester Pennington and George Pennington, Sr. Burial was in the Silver City Cemetery.

MAIN: Jason Main, 6 years old, died June 17 in Silver City. Jason is survived by his mother Debra Main of Silver City and one sister, Vanessa Main of Silver City. Graveside services were held June 20 at Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Don Wiley officiating. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MAJALCA: Alfred L. Majalca, 80, entered life eternal Wednesday at his residence in Hanover. He was born May 4, 1912, in Hillsboro to Antonio and Lazarah Luna Majalca. Mr. Majalca retired as a mill operator for the Empire Zinc mine. He was a parishioner of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Hanover. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying deer hunting with his son. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Alice S. Majalca of the home; a son, Alfred S. Majalca of Hanover; a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Albert Ortiz of Brussels, Belgium; and brothers, Aldolfo Majalca of Hanover, Tony Majalca of Tucson, Ariz., and Henry Majalca of Norco, Calif. Mr. Majalca is also survived by seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Irene M. Lucero, on Aug. 1, 1986. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematory of Deming. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

MAJALCA: Alfred S. “Sonny” Majalca, 59, a resident of Bayard, died Friday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. The prayer vigil will be held Monday evening at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Sam Garcia officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by local veterans groups. A full obituary will appear in Monday’s Daily Press. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MAJALCA: Celsa Majalca, 80, a resident of Hanover, entered into eternal rest Thursday at Horizon Southwest Health Care Center. She was born June 22, 1917, in Pinos Altos to Jose Antonio and Lucrecia Luna Montoya. She was a homemaker and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Calling hours will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held there this evening at 7, with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady ‘of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Paulus Kao officiating. Interment will follow at the Pinos Altos Catholic Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Adolfo L. Majalca of Hanover; one son, William James Majalca, and his wife, Sonya, of Phoenix; three daughters, Lucy M. Escudero of Las Cruces, Evangeline M. Escudero and her husband, Arnold, of Albuquerque, and Beatrice M. Betancourt of Tucson, Ariz.; and one sister, Angela M. Rivera of Silver City. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Majalca; a grandson, Neal Majalca; two great-grandsons, Felix A. Holguin and Daniel Amaro; and several brothers and sisters. Casket bearers will be Thomas, Ramon, Paul and Alex Montoya, Tony J. Rivera and Manuel P. Sanchez. Honorary bearers are her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MAJALCA: Edward "Sonny" Majalca, 55, a resident of Torrance, Calif., entered into rest Thursday at his residence in Torrance. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of' Torrance; his children, Eddie Majalca, Shelley Majalca, Valerie Majalca and Erik Majalca, all of Torrance; his parents, Adolfo and Celsa Majalca of Hanover; his Sisters, Lucy Escudero of Las Cruces, Evangeline Escudero of Albuquerque and Beatrice Bentacourt of San Diego; a brother, Bill Majalca of Phoenix; a grandchild: and many nieces and nephews. Services are pending in Torrance. This obituary was provided as a Courtesy by Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MALCOLM: W. J. Malcolm, better known to, his friends as “Tex”, passed away on Sept. 25, after a lingering illness. He left many friends to mourn his death, being known for his honesty and goodness to others. He was one of the first men to drive the mail stage over the Mogollon Mountains. Then for 25 years he was a shill boss in the Mogollon Mill and The Last Chance. For the past five years he has lived in Oregon with his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Burrell of Lake Creek. He passed away in San Clemente, Ca, where his son and daughter reside. Besides his wife, Mrs. Mattie Malcolm, he leaves a son, Charles Malcolm, and three daughters: Mrs. Marie Fuller of San Clemente, Calif., Mrs. Irene McCormick of Farmington, N. M. and seven grandchildren to mourn his death.

MALDONADO: Angela Marie Maldonado, 9, of Las Vegas, Nev., entered into eternal life Saturday, July 3, in Springerville, Ariz. She was born Sept. 27, 1989, to Bernie and Melissa Renee Garcia Maldonado. She attended Tom Williams Elementary School in Las Vegas and was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. She is survived by her loving parents, Bernie M. and Melissa Renee Garcia Maldonado; one brother, Bernie Jose Maldonado Jr.; two sisters, Sami Jo and Sandra Maldonado; her grandparents, Fidel Jacquez and his wife, Dolores, of Las Vegas, Ray Garcia and his wife, Isabel Garcia, of Las Cruces, and Epimenio Maldonado and his wife, Amelia; and her great- grandmothers, Thelma S. Murillo and Luz Madrid of Silver City. Other survivors include her godparents, Priscilla and Clint Seymore of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Raymond Murillo, on May 1. Calling hours begin at 4p.m today at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. The prayer vigil will begin at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. The rite of committal and interment will follow in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Clint Seymore, Fidel Jacquez, Ray Garcia, Tony Holguin, and Mario and James Maldonado, Honorary bearers are Art Murillo, Epimenio Maldonado, Patrick Salaiz, and Jackie Trivia.

MALDONADO: Aurelio R. Maldonado, 62, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Sunday, March 28, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Jan. 3, 1937, in Gila to Francisco and Lucia (Richarte) Maldonado. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was a communicant at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 6-7 Wednesday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil following at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include three brothers, Louis Maldonado and his wife, Reina, of Silver City, Severe Maldonado of Silver City, and Johnny Maldonado and his wife, Margaret, of Silver City; and four sisters, Manuela Valdiviezo and her husband, Felix, of Lords- burg, Mary Vasquez and her husband, Ralph, of Silver City, Rosa Roberts and her companion, Jerry Scott, of Silver City, and Christina Jaramillo and her husband, Jose, of Las Vegas, Nev. Casket bearers will be Tommy Maldonado, Felix Valdiviezo, Michael Jaramillo, Sam Maldonado, Adrian Melendez and Ronnie Laguna, Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MALDONADO: Beatrice P. "Betty" Maldonado, 57, a resident of Silver C1ty, passed away Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. She was born March 3, 1938, in Honey to Lorenzo and Maria Pefla. She was the head cook at El Grito Head Start, where she had been employed for the past 17 years. She had served on the Head Start program board for 10 years and was a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens council. She was a loving mother, a special daughter, and a good friend to many. She is survived by her father, Lorenzo M. Pefla; two sons, Hyrum James Gandara and his wife, Maryann, of Bayard, and Leroy Maldonado of Silver City; five daughters, Yvette Valenzuela and her husband, Felix, Lynn Martinez and her husband, Espiridion, Dorothy Valenzuela and her husband, Eloy; Patricia Aguilar and her husband, Arturo, and Teresa "Bear” Maldonado, all of Silver City; 12 grandchildren; and her special friend, Chon Saenz. She is also survived by her brothers, Manuel Pefla and his wife, Ramona, Arthur Pefla and his wife, Susie, and Dickie Pefla and his wife, Lope. She was preceded in death by her mother and her husband, Manuel Gandara. Visitation is this evening from5-7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers are Ronnie Pefla, Peter Pefla, Paul Gandara, Jared Gandara,, Sam Munoz and Richard Maynes.  Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MALDONADO: Francisco Rivas Maldonado, 91, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Monday, May 4, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Aug. 15 1906, in Gilato Severo and Urbana Rivas Maldonado. He retired as a miner from UV Industries. Mr. Maldonado was a communicant at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Calling hours will be from 4 7 Wednesday evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7 Deacon Bill H9lguln will officiate. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by four sons, Louis Maldonado and his wife, Reina, Severo Maldonado Jr., Aurelio Maldonado, and Johnny Maldonado and his wife Margaret, all of Silver City; four daughters, Manuela Valdiviezo and her husband, Felix, of Lordsburg, Mary Vasquez and her husband, Ralph, and Rosa Roberts, all of Silver City, and Tina Jaramillo and her husband Joe, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three. brothers, Daniel Maldonado and his wife, Page, of Solomon, Ariz., Reyes Maldonado and his wife, Amelia, of Globe, Ariz., and Vidal Maldonado of Sacramento, Calif.; and two sisters, Maria Viles and Simona Maldonado of Sacramento. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren, 54 great grandchi1dren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.. He was preceded in death by, his wife, Lucia Maldonado; brother, Juan Maldonado and a sister, Marcelina Duran. Casket bearers will be Ramon Valdiviezo, Robert Sam and Jimmy .Maldonado;’ Ronnie Laguna and Joe Jaramillo Jr. Honorary bearers are his remaining grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s.

MALDONADO: Gonzalo Gutierrez Maldonado, 56, of Santa Rita, died Saturday, May 21 in Las Cruces. He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Duran and Dolores Maldonado of Santa Fe Spring, Calif.; three sisters, Dolores Bencomo, Josephine Trujillo and Camerina Andozola of Tucson and four grandchildren. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated Wednesday May 25, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Services were under the direction of the Rev. Estaban Lopez. Burial will be in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors being presented by American Legion Allingham- Golding Post No. 18. Serving as active pallbearers will be Angel Alvarado, Sam Ortiz, Auqustine Chacon, Victor Ortiz, Frank Maestas and Ismael Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers are Ramon Bencomo, Eddie Trujillo and Willie Andazola. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MALDONADO: Hilario Maldonado, a veteran of World War II, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 22, following apro1onged illness. Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Socorro and Nora, his other, Mrs. Manuela Maldonado, grandmother, Marcelina Maldonado of Silver City, two sisters, Florencia of Gila and Emilia of Santa Fe; four brothers, and a sister, Mrs. Hilario Polanco of Gila. Internment will be in the Gila cemetery.

MALDONADO: Jonathon Daniel Maldonado, infant son of Guillermo "Billy" and Nancy Maldonado of Silver City died Wednesday at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Other survivors are his brother, Guillermo Maldonado III; paternal grandparents Guillermo and Juanita Maldonado of Silver City; and Arturo and Magdalena Molina of El Paso. Graveside services were conducted this morning at the Maldonado family cemetery in Gila with Deacon Johnny Perez officiating. Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge.

MALDONADO: Leopoldo G Maldonado, 75 died Sunday, Feb 6 in Silver City. He was born Nov. 16, 1907 in Gila, the son of Cesario and Manuela Maldonado. Mr. Maldonado resided in Silver City and retired from Chino Mines Co. in 1973. He was preceded, in death by his father, Cesarlo Maldonado, in, 1946; his wife, Manuela C. Maldonado, in December of 1974; his son, Manuel C. Maldonado, in April of 1981; and his daughter, Lucinda K. Kirker, in November of, 1982. He is survived by his mother; Manuela G. Maldonado, of Gila; his three, sons, Epimenio, Jesus and Cesarlo of Silver City; his four daughters, Helen Moreno and Ofelia Arellano of Silver, Ester Knagge of Marana, Ariz., and Mary Ann Montoya of Ponca City, Okla.: three brothers, and five sisters; 40 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Rosary was held Tuesday, Feb. 8 at the Wheeler Funeral Home; and Mass held on Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Pallbearers, were, Joe, Moreno, Andy Kirker, Manuel Maldonado Jr. Luis Olivas, Richard Maldonado and Bernie Maldonado. Honorary pallbearers were David Maldonado, Mike’ Moreno and Frank Arrilano Jr. Arrangements under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home:

MALDONADO: Lucia R. Maldonado, 76, died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Maldonado was born in Zacatëcas, Mexico on Dec. 13, 1907, and had resided in the Silver City area since 1915, where she was a communicant of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Panelsco Maldonado, of Silver City, four daughters, Manuela Valdiviezo of Lordsburg, Mary Vasquez of Silver City, Rosie Roberts of El Grove, La., Christina Jaramillo of Silver City; four sons, Louis Maldonado, Severo Maldonado, Aurelio Maldonado and Johnny Maldonado, all of Silver City; five sisters, Elvira Yduarte and Katarina Jaramillo of Silver City, Francisca Richarde, Juarez, Mexico, Felicita Quintana of El Paso, and Lupe Torres of Santa Ana; Calif.; one brother, Fefugio Richarde of Lordsburg; 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Cristina Richarte, in 1952, her father, Juan Richarte, in 1972, Ricardo Richarte, her brother, in 1977 and her sister, Amelia Baca, in 1979. The mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday, both being held at St. Vincent’s with the Rev. A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Raymond Valdiviezo, Robert Maldonado; Jimmy Maldonado, Sam Maldonado, Steve Laguna and Joe Jaramillo Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Felix Valdiviezo, Barney Maldonado, Ruben Maldonado, Arthur Laguna, Randy Maldonado and. Michael Jaramillo. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MALDONADO: Mrs. Marcelina Maldonado 102, believed to have been Silver City’s oldest resident, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Juana Vasquez. Members of the family said she was 105 but a birth record in Las Cruces showed she was born there June 2, 1854. She was the mother of three sons, and two daughters. Surviving besides Mrs. Vasquez is a son Cosma Maldonado of Silver City and an estimated 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For many years Mrs. Maldonado lived on the upper Gila River. Her husband died many years ago. Rosary was said at the Cox mortuary chapel Friday evening with mass conducted by the Rev Fr R A Vander Haar Saturday morning. Burial was in the Mesa Gila cemetery at afternoon.

MALDONADO: Manuel G. Maldonado, 75, a lifetime resident of Gila, died in his home Sunday evening. He was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Gila, and was retired from the maintenance department of the New Mexico Highway Department. He was a member of the San Isidro Catholic Church in Gila. Visitation began at 2 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels and the rosary service will be there at 7 this evening. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at 9 in the San Isidro Catholic Church in Gila until 10:30 a.m. at which time the Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate and interment will follow in the family cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Hortencia, of the home; a son, Raul and his wife, Sharon, of Downey, Calif.; two daughters, Teresa Placencio and her husband, Carlos, of Phoenix, and Patsy Maldonado of Central; two brothers, Porfirio and Guillermo Maldonado of Silver City; four sisters, Avelina Polanco and Lencha Maldonado of Gila, Petra Munoz of Silver City and Emma Borrego of Santa Cruz;; five grandchildren, Joe Maldonado, Frances Trujillo and Kathy Sifuentes of Silver City, Christina Chavez of Fort Bayard and Frank Morales of Bayard; and one great-grandchild, Ezekiel Sifuentes of Silver City. He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Maldonado, in 1965, and a daughter, Rosemary Morales, in 1970. Casket bearers will be Billy, Jesus and Ernesto Maldonado, Lorenzo Munoz, Candido Polanco and Bernardo Chacon. Honorary bearers are Cesario Maldonado and Junior Munoz. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MALDONADO: Manuela Gomez Maldonado died Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the age of 102, at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. She was born Nov. 30, 1881 the daughter of Eusebio Gomez and Brijida Sanchez Gomez. Mrs. Maldonado is survived by five daughters, Florencia Maldonado of Gila, Emma Borrego of Santa Cruz, NM, Avelina Polanco of Gila, Petra Munoz of Silver City and Pascula Chacon of Glenwood; three sons, Manuel Maldonado of Gila, Guillermo Maldonado and Porfirio Maldonado of Silver City and numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Feb. 2 at Curtis-Bright Chapel and mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Feb. 4 at St. Isadore Catholic Church in Gila, with Mon. , A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment followed at the Maldonado Family Cemetery in Gila. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Maldonado, Crispin Maldonado, Cesario Maldonado, Ernest Maldonado, Bernardo Chacon and Lorenzo Munoz. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MALDONADO: Porfirio G. Maldonado, 89, a Silver City resident, died Friday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 15, 1908, in Gila to the late Cesario and Manuela Maldonado. He was a communicant of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a retired miner and rancher Visitation will be from 3-7 Tuesday afternoon with the prayer vigil beginning at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy Mass be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Maldonado family cemetery in Gila. Mr. Maldonado is survived by his wife, Anita Chacön Maldonado; a son, Ernest C. Maldonado; a daughter, Antonia Cardoza, and her husband, Johnny; two grandchildren, Ralph and Annette Cardoza; and two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Benjamin Cardoza, all of Silver City; four sisters, Avelina Polanco of Gila, Emilia Borrego of Santa Cruz, Petra Muñoz and Florencia Maldonado; and one brother, Guillermo Maldonado of Silver City. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, Casket bearers will be his nephews, Julio Polanco, Lorenzo Munoz, Cesario Maldonado, Bernardo Chacon, Billy Maldonado and Tony Gutierrez. Honorary bearers will be Ubrano Chacon, Librado Maldonado, Severo Maldonado, Pete Rodriguez, Ben Mier, and his remaining godchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral

MALDONADO: Rudy T. Maldonado memorial services were held Wednesday, August 13, at the Wheeler Chapel. Rev. W.W. Coker presided. The funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Wheeler Chapel with the Rev. W.W. Coker officiating. Burial will be at the Memory Lane Cemetery. Rudy is survived by his mother, Adelina, father, Dan Corral, Jr., a sister, Mollie Alvarado and grandparents Adela and Vicente Maldonado. His ball team will be in attendance at the services. Rudy was also a member of the Royal Angels, and the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. The Honorary Pallbearers are Alice Miranda, Danny Miranda, Robert Castaneda, Russell Childers, Keith Tow, Ysidro Murillo, Frank Taylor, Leticia Cook, Gabriel Murillo, Jesus Vega, Jr. and Diane Jones. The Pallbearers are Jesus Vega, Armando Minonda, Aurelio Leyba, Samuel Saucedo, and Ruben Portillo. Arrangements being handled by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MALDONADO: Severe "Zero" Maldonado, 64, of Silver City joined his wife, Stella, in eternal rest Wednesday, May 3, at the family home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 5, 1935, in Gila to Francisco and Lucia Maldonado. .He retired from the Phelps Dodge Tyrone branch. He was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mr. Maldonado enjoyed hunting and fishing, and being with his loving family. The prayer vigil took place at 7 Friday night at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy was to be celebrated today at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment followed at the Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his two sons, Jimmy Maldonado and his wife, Esther, of Houston, and Ruben Maldonado and his wife, Armida, of Orange County, Calif.; two daughters, Denise Jaramillo and her husband, Leroy, of Albuquerque, and Jo Ann Melendez of Silver City; two brothers; four sisters; and 11 grandchildren. He was pre- ceded in death by his wife, Stella, in 1997; and his brother, Aurelio R. Maldonado. Casket bearers were Byron Maldonado, Adrian Melendez, Jacob Melendez, Butch Contreras, Gabriel Sisneros and Christopher Northup. Honorary pallbearers were his remaining family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MALDONADO: Soledad R. Maldonado, 79, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered into rest Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born April 4, 1915, in San Lorenzo. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil prayer service will begin at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin will recite the rosary. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Ramon M. Maldonado of Bayard; four sons, Manuel Ramon Aguilar and his wife, Juanita, of Pico Rivera, Calif., Leopoldo Aguilar and his wife, Amelia of Moreno Valley, Calif., Raymond Maldonado Jr. and his wife, Chong, of Franklin, Wis., and Richard Maldonado and his wife, Janie, of Bayard; and six daughters, Soila Venegas of Los Angeles, Clorinda Flores and her husband, Salvador, of Los Angeles, Betty Muro and her husband, Abel of Acton, Calif., Olivia Muniz of Bayard, Mary Maldonado of Glendale, Calif. She is also survived by 42 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Michael Aguilar, Eddie Muniz, Adam Muniz, Sal Flores, James Castillo and Eric Maldonado. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MALDONADO: Stella Soliz Maldonado, 63, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, entered into eternal rest Saturday in Albuquerque after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Hurley to Trinidad and Rebecca Madrid Soliz. She was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Severo R. Maldonado of Silver City; her sons, Jimmy Maldonado and his wife, Esther, and their children, Erika and Jami, of Houston, and Ruben Maldonado and his wife, Arminda, of Long Beach, Calif.; and her daughters, Denise Northup and her children, Christopher, Chelsea and Brian, of Albuquerque, and Jo Ann Melendez and her children, Byron, Adrian, Jacob and Jessica, of Silver City. Survivors also include her sisters, Linda Lopez and husband, Tony, of Albuquerque, and Isabel Apodaca and husband, Antonio, of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. The prayer vigil will he held this evening at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers will he Byron Maldonado, Adrian and Jacob Melendez, Anthony Lopez, and Pancho and Carlos Apodaca. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MALDONADO: Vicente M. Maldonado, 77, a Grant County resident since 1974, died Tuesday evening in the Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 5, 1911, in Las Cruces and had resided in Los Angeles, Calif., until he retired in Central. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and had been employed in various factories in the Los Angeles area. Calling hours will be held Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with Bishop Charles Hamilton of the 3rd Ward of the Church of Latter-day Saints presiding. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Veteran Honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post no. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include two sisters, Sofia Provencio of Las Cruces and Mary Jane Armijo of Hanover; and four brothers, Ramon M. Maldonado of Hanover, Max M. Maldonado and Frank M. Maldonado, both of Los Angeles, and Louis M. Maldonado of Silver City. Casket bearers will be Ramon, Louis, Flavio and Billy Maldonado, Jose Armijo and William Roy. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MALIN: Margaret Manning Malin, 61, a Silver City resident and former resident of Hillsboro, entered life eternal Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 17, 1931, in El Paso, Texas, to the late Lee C. and Mary (Corrigan) Manning. She was the youngest of a family of 11, communicant of the Roman Catholic Church and a homemaker. A memorial service will be held at Baca's Funeral Chapels at 4 p.m. with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Survivors include two brothers, Lenn Manning of Silver City and John Manning of San Francisco; and four sisters, Jean Scanlan of Kingman, Ariz., Ellen Rusch of Lansing, Mich., Mary Jo Lannahan of Silver City, and Mary Alice Collins of Salt Lake City. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MALLARD: William L. Mallard, 73, of Central, died Friday in Silver City. Mr. Mallard was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church and- was a very active member of the International Association of Machinists union during his employment with Chum Mines Co. He retired from Chino in 1978 as a shovel repairman. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn A. Mallard of Central; one daughter, Doris I. Mallard of El Paso, one son, W R. Bob Mallard of Hurley; a brother, Thurston Mallard of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday at the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Michael Welch officiating. Interment will follow at the Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ray Brindley, Paul Matthews, Did Parker, Allen Wysong____________

MALLARD: Evelyn A. Mallard, 72, a resident of Central, died Wednesday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MALLARD: William Robert "Bob" Mallard, 54, a resident of Hurley and concentrator foreman for Chino Mines, entered into rest Tuesday at his residence. He was born April 19, 1939, in Silver City to William L. and Evelyn (Applehans) Mallard. Mr. Mallard was a member in good standing with the National Rifle Association and Gila Fly fishers Club, and a former union president of the machine shop and the Unity Council. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and fly tying. Calling hours will be from 2-6 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the funeral service there at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow at Hurley Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Jerry McDonald, bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will officiate. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Gayle Mallard of the home; a son, Mark Mallard of Louisiana; a sister, Doris Mallard of El Paso, Texas; a stepdaughter, Sheryl Yuribe of Tucson, Ariz.; an aunt and uncle, Thurston and Mary Mallard of Fort Worth, Texas; and his grandchildren, Felicia Mallard of Louisiana, Billy Bob Mallard of Albuquerque, and Harry and Stephanie Anderson of Belton, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Gila Fly fishers Club Inc., to help with their many area projects. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MALLINCKRODT: Hazel L. Mallinckrodt, 74, a resident of Mogollon, passed away Friday, July 14, in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was the last native resident still living in Mogollon. She was an abstract artist and worked in several mediums. Survivors include her husband, Robert Mallinckrodt of Mogollon; a daughter, Shirley Fraser and her husband, Frank, of Menden, Nev.; and three grandchildren, Marie Louise Lekumberry, Robert Lekumberry and J.B. Lekumberry, all of Menden. Visitation was Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated this evening at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Manning and the Rev. Paul Dunn as celebrants. Private cremation will follow. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MALLORY: A funeral mass was celebrated at the San Lorenzo Church Monday by the Rev Fr Carl Nieset for John Mallory, 28, who was killed in a mine accident at the Ground Hog Mine at Vanadium Friday. Mr. Mallory is survived by his wife, Yolanda and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mallory, Arenas Valley. Burial was in Memory Lane cemetery in Silver City.

MALONE: Rex Lee Malone, 64, a resident of Deming, died Wednesday the Mimbres Memorial hospital. He was born July 1921 in Quinton, Okla., He was employed as a mill ‘repairman at the Tyrone inc. He moved to Deming several weeks ago from Tyrone were he had lived the past years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He belonged to the Tyrone Lodge No. 41 Order the Eastern Star, and the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Visitation will Sunday from noon to 8 pm at Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service 11 also be there Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Coker, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church officiating. Internment will follow in the Fort Bayard National cemetery with the Tyrone Masonic Lodge conducting services. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Deming; his mother, Anna Malone of Tucson, AZ; a son, Carl Malone of Tucson; two daughters, Gladys Lesler and Carolyn Fuentes, both of Tucson; three brothers, ___Malone of Tucson, Doy Malone of Oklahoma City, La., and Ferman Malone Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Heart Association. Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels is in charge of the arrangements.

MALONE: Thomas Wayne Malone, 19, died early Sunday morning as a result of an automobile accident in Lovington. He was a native of Grant County and had been in the Lea county area for the past two days. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard W Malone; 4 sisters, Linda Ann Malone, Cindy Lu Malone, Pearl Doreen Malone, and Regina Malone, brothers, Allen Bradley, Earl, Steve, all of Turnerville and Richard Joe of USMC Newport RI; his paternal grandparents, Mrs. Myrtle M Pharr and Thomas W Malone and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Graham. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel Wednesday with internment in Memory Lane cemetery. Mr. A V Hicks, minister of the Church of Christ officiated. Casket bearers were Dana Fortenberry, Joe Lowe, Walter Lowe, Joe Phillips, Rocky Baily, and Joe Jimenez.

MANDELL: Word was received In Silver City Wednesday of the death in Oakland, Calif., of Mrs. David Mandell, the former Eda Lou Walton, who was born and reared in Silver City, being a daughter of the late William B. Walton, former congressman from New Mexico and pioneer attorney. In recent years Mrs. Mandell had been a member of the faculty of New York University, serving as head of the English Department. Survivors are her husband, David Mandell, New York City attorney; a sister, Mrs. Leona Neblett of Los Angeles and a brother, William B. Walton, Jr., of Oakland, CA., whom she was visiting at the time of her death which was caused by a heart attack.

MANDEZ: Mrs. Soledad S Mandez, 73, died Sunday in Rest Haven Nursing Home where she had been a patient for several weeks. Mrs. Mandez was born in Las Cruz, Chihuahua Mexico and had for many years made her home here with a niece, Mrs. Espire Murillo. A nephew, Rafael Cues, resides in El Paso. A rosary was held at 7:30pm Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary. The funeral mass was said Friday at St Vincent de Paul Catholic church with the Rev Fr A James Milano officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

MANERS: Horace Mann "Pinkie" Maners, 78, of Hurley entered into rest Monday in Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born Sept. 25, 1916 in Owen County, Ind. and had been a Grant County resident since 1950. Mr. Maners was a payroll supervisor with Chino Mines at the time of his retirement in 1972. He was also a charter member of the Hurley Kiwanis and a member of the Game Protective Association. Mr. Maners was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Mr. David Strain officiating. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by local veterans groups. Survivors include his wife, Donna Maners of Hurley; two daughters, Jane McWhorter of Las Cruces and Margaret Tietjen of Potomac, Md. a stepson, Bill Humison of Silver City; two brothers, Jack Maners of Indianapolis and Phillip Maners of Spencer, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy Murphy of Indianapolis and Madeline Gade of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the new roof fund of Hurley Community Church. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MANERS: Mary E. Maners of Hurley passed away Sunday. She is survived by her husband, Horace M. "Pinkie" Maners; two daughters, Sabra Jane McWhorter and her husband, Stanley, of Olympia, Wash., and Margaret M. Tietjen and her husband, David, of Centreville, Va.; four grandchildren, Kenneth McWhorter, Brandon McWhorter, Jeffrey Tietjen and Elizabeth Tietjen; a sister, Fern Freeman of Indianapolis; and a brother, Turner Franklin of Spencer, Ind. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Lena Franklin, a brother, Gerald Franklin, and a sister, Sabra Franklin. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Hurley Community Church. Donations may be sent to the National Alzheimer's support group.

MANN: David Fenton Mann, 72, died at his home on the Pinos Altos Road Oct. 31.Born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, he was at one time one of the best-known chemists in the world and was considered an authority on the chemistry of sugar, having a world-wide reputation. He came to Grant County 11 years ago and entered retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Scotland and had affiliated with the local organization. Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth of Silver City and a brother, Willie; a sister, Mrs. Tom Muir, and two granddaughters, all of Kirriemuir, Scotland.

MANN: Eva Gladys Mann, 74, died Thursday evening in Silver City. Mrs. Mann was born in Wellington, Kan. and was a resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Dalton of Silver City; one son, Lloyd Rose of Burlingame, Calif. two sisters, Dorothy Reynolds of Springfield.

MANN: Gonzalo Mann, former Hurley resident, died yesterday In Huntington Park, Calif. He was 28 years old and had attended schools in the Cobre School district. He moved to California about a year ago. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Mann of Hurley; six brothers, Genaro, Jesus, Lino, and Chanco of Hurley and Manuel and Jose, Jr., both on duty with the U. S. Navy; two sisters, Mrs. Delfina Arsola of Silver City and Mrs. Mary Gomez of Hurley. Funeral services are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.  

MANN: Innocencio J. Mann, 30, died at Hillcrest General Hospital Monday afternoon following a brief illness. Mr. Mann was a native of Hurley and had lived there all of his life. Survivors include his widow Mrs. Mary Mann of Hurley; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jose R. Mann of Hurley; five brothers, Genaro of Hurley, Jesus of Roland Heights, Calif., Leo of Tyrone, Manuel of Bayard and Joe of Hurley; two sisters, Mrs. Manuel Arsola of Silver City and Mrs. Felipe Gomez of Hurley. Rosary was said in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday the Mass being recited in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery, with the Rev. Fr. Leo Lumas officiating.

MANN: Word has been received of the death of Mrs. James Packard Mann in Philadelphia on Dec. 9. The burial services were held there on Dec. 13. Mrs. Mann was the mother of the late Dr. Arthur Mann of Silver City.

MANN: Death last Saturday called Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Mann, 68, who had lived in Silver City for 11 years. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. A. B. Cavanaugh, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Masonic cemetery. Only survivors are three nephews; David and Fenton Rush, New Orleans, and Jesse Rush, Bogalusa, La., and two nieces, Mrs. Vera May Holmes and Mrs. Natalia Brock, Tylertown, Miss.

MANN: Dalton D. "Pete" Mann, 72, died Thursday in Sierra Medical Center of El Paso, Texas. He was born Jan. 24, 1917, in Oaks, Okla., to Pleasanton and Viola Mann. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy and was discharged Nov. 27, 1945. Twenty-four years ago, he moved from Artesia to Silver City where he was employed by Cooper Enterprises until his retirement. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Services will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery at 2 p.m. and will be led by American Legion Chaplain David Strain. Veterans' honors will be accorded by Silver City American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No.18. Interment will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery. He is survived by three sisters, Vesta Howie of Greeley, Colo., Lena Raymond of Las Vegas, Nev., and Rita Carnes of Newark, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mann. Casket bearers will be Bob and Duke Cooper, Doug Reeves, Bud Crumbley, Gene Duncan and Eddie J. Laney. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MANN: Howard Mann, 78, a resident of Silver City, died Thursday afternoon at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was mayor of Silver City from 1954-57. Mr. Mann was active with the Methodist Church in Silver City and sat on the church board for many years. He also served on the Silver Consolidated School District Board of Education for a number of years and was a past member of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Elaine, of Silver City; four daughters, Marlys Westley of El Paso, Texas, Sherry Hudbner of Peoria, Ariz., Gaye Fahringer of Jemez Springs, and Lanice Keenan of Portland, Texas; one brother, Carroll Mann and his wife, Joy, of Silver City; two sisters, Mildred Prince Brown and Marie Raines and her husband, Bill; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Silver City with the Rev. Gordon Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the First Methodist Church. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MANN: Joy Lee Mann, 73, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospice Unit in Albuquerque. Mrs. Mann was born Sept. 20, 1922 in San Angelo, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Carroll Mann of the family home and her son, Mark Mann, of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and a memorial service will be held at 2 Friday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Officiating at the memorial service will be the Rev. Robert Bellows, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

MANN: Margaret Elizabeth Mann, 67, resident south of Deming died Sunday in Deming. Arrangements will be announced by Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel.

MANN: Tomas Carroll Mann, 76, a longtime resident of Silver City, passed away Friday at his home. He was born June 16, 1919, in Hamburg, Ark., to William and Minnie Mann. He was married to the late Joy Lee Mann on Dec. 20, 1941. They made their home in Silver City, where he worked as an auto mechanic. He is survived by his son Mark Mann of Albuquerque; his grandson Noel Thomas Mann, also of Albuquerque; a granddaughter, Cheryl Rene Sweeney, and her husband, Steve, of Denver; his sister, Marie Rains and her husband, Bill, all, of Silver City; his sister-in-law, Elaine Mann, also of Silver City; and many nieces and. nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Mann on Dec. 20, 1995, his brother, Howard Mann, and his sister, Mildred Narvis Brown. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematory. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City with the Rev. Bob Bellows officiating.

MANNING: Vannie Brock Manning, father of Everett Manning of N.M.V C., died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Madera, Calif. on Friday, March 16. Mr. and Mrs. Manning, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Cloyce Nicholson of Lordsburg, drove to Belen where they met another sister, Mrs. Ona Whitehead of Carlsbad and a brother, Seth Manning of Belen, on their way to California. They were joined in Gallup b two other sisters, Mrs. Warren King and Mr. King and Miss Shirley Manning, and their mother, Mrs. A. B. Downing of Aztec, an uncle Charlie Wallace of Gallup and Cloyce Nicholson of Holbrook, Ariz. Funeral services were held on Monday in Madera on Tuesday family returned to their respective homes Wednesday.

MANNING: Alice Manning, 86, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1907, to Daniel O. and Sarah (Dikes) Simonds in Rocksprings, Texas. She is survived by two sons, Walter Manning and his wife, Donna, of Glenview, Ill., and Larry Manning of Silver City; a daughter, Colleen Donaldson, and her husband, Kirk, of Silver City; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held at 10a.m. Monday at Memory Lane Cemetery with Bishop Alan Stott officiating. Pallbearers will be Ray Donaldson, David Donaldson, Karl Donaldson, Alan Donaldson, Ted Donaldson and Larry Manning. Arrangements by Curtis- Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

MANNING: Anne Melissa Denham Manning, 71, died May 3 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Manning was born in Hamilton, Tex. on Feb.8, 1911, the daughter of James and Frances Koen Denham. She resided with her husband, Lenn L. Manning, in Mogollon, N.M. in 1936. After living in El Paso, for many years, they moved back to Silver City 19 years ago, after Mr. Manning retired. Mrs. Manning is survived by her husband, Leon Lee Manning; her daughter, Mrs. Robert A. White; her granddaughter, Melissa Lenn White; one brother, Monroe Denham, all of Silver City; many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Lance Jackson, in 1980. Services were held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel May 6, under the direction of Rev. David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery, Silver City. Serving as pallbearers were: John H. Lanahan Jr., Art Denham, Bill Burns, Tom Scanlan, Jr.., Hunter White and Jack Koen. The family requests those wishing to make contributions may do so to the New Mexico Boy's Ranch, the New Mexico Girl's Ranch or the Public Library in Silver City. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MANNING: Carole Renee McSherry Manning, 32, former Faywood resident, died Thursday at Hereford, Texas. Funeral Mass was this morning at 9 in the San Jose Mission at Faywood with the Rev. Benito Suen officiating. She is survived by her parents, Regis and Vesta McSherry of Faywood; her husband, Darwin Manning, and her children, Ryan and Dorothy, all of Hereford; her brothers, Damian, Grover and Robert McSherry, all in the U.S. Navy; and her sisters, Regina Bassett of Lordsburg, Ruth McSherry of Hereford and Rochelle Roberts of Abilene, Texas. The family requests memorials be made to the Nursing School Scholarship fund established at the United New Mexico Bank at Deming. Baca's Funeral Chapel of Deming is in charge of arrangements.

MANNING:  Kimberly Jill Manning, 20, died March 10 in an automobile accident near T or C. Kimberly was born in Roseburg, Oregon and was a resident of El Paso. She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Manning of Tyrone; one sister, Iva Joyce Ferguson of Kirksville, Missouri; three brothers, Jimmy Wayne Manning of Springfield, Missouri; Robert Manning with the United States Marine Corp., stationed at Seal Beach, Ca. and Kevin Manning of Tyrone; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Manning of Chula, Missouri; her maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams of Fletcher, OK, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held March 14 at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael F. West officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MANSFIELD: Bren Dewey Mansfield, 59, of Lordsburg passed away Sunday, July 4, at his residence. Mr. Mansfield will lie in state at Lordsburg Funeral Home on Thursday; Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Mansfield was born June 21, 1940, in Grace, Idaho. He was the son of John D. Mansfield and Ida Fowler Mansfield. Mr. Mansfield married Erika Monroe on July 17, 1965. He is survived by his wife, a son, Troy Mansfield, a daughter, Tracy Chavez, and her husband, Tommy, two grandsons, Chance Mansfield' and Thomas Chavez, and two granddaughters, Aimee Chavez and Tess Mansfield, all of Lordsburg; and his mother, Ida Mansfield, a brother, Craig Mansfield, and his wife, Ida, and a sister, Louise Jones, and her husband, Don, all of Grace. Mr. Mansfield served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in construction for -many years. Pallbearers will be Chance Mansfield, Freddie Alvarado, Chano Talavera, Curtis Floyd, Eddie Patton and Danny Tarango. Honorary bearers are Troy Mansfield, Tommy Chavez, Craig Mansfield and Don Jones. Lordsburg Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

MANTELL: Kristine Dominguez Mantell, 26, of Silver City passed away Thursday, July 15, at Gila Regional Medical Center The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight a Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City with Bishop Merrill Cook officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Mantell was born March 16, 1973, in Silver City, the daughter of Ralph Andrew Dominguez and Terry Richardson Dominguez. She married Jerry Clinton Mantell or Nov. 16, 1997, in Silver City. Mrs. Mantell is survived by her parents; husband; a daughter, Theresa Dominguez of Silver City; one brother, Ralph Dominguez Jr., and his wife, Nitzi, of Silver City; two grandmothers, Dolores Richardson of Silver City and Alice De Tevis of Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two grandfathers, Aivy Buster Richardson and Placido V, Dominguez. Mrs. Mantell worked for Teen Court of Grant: County for many years. She loved working with young people. She was an assistant Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed working in her garden in Gila, cooking, reading, camping and decorating her home. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she played the piano and taught the gospel. She was a fine example to those around her and will be missed by her family and friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MANTHIE: Maria Zapata Manthie, 50, of Murray, Utah, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, at Pioneer Hospital in West Valley City, Utah. She was born Nov. 18, 1949 in Silver City to Frederico and Evangelina Sepulveda Zapata. She was raised in the Mimbres-area and was a 1968 graduate of Cobre High School. She had been a loan adviser for a real estate company for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, Larry Manthie of the home. She also leaves two sons, Gray and Caspar Escobar of Salt Lake City; and a daughter, Amanda Escobar of Salt Lake City. She is also survived by her parents, Frederico A. and Evangelina Zapata of San Lorenzo; two brothers, Richard Zapata of Canoga Park, Calif., and Alfredo Zapata of Boston; a sister, Gloria Quihuis of Nogales, Ariz.; and her grandmother, Hortencia Sepulveda, also of Nogales. She also leaves three grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Francis Newman Center Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 7. The Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 2 in the afternoon Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial and committal rites will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers will be Ralph Sepulveda, Robert Perea, Gabriel Quihuis, Nicholas Quihuis, John Zapata, Willie Zapata, Bobby Escobar and Victor Schmidt. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MANZANO: Inez Carmona Manzano, 83, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal life Monday morning at her home. She was born Aug. 18, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to the late Francisco and Raquel (Salcido) Carmona. She was a homemaker and a communicant of St. .Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mrs. Manzano's legacy was that of constant faithfulness and being a wonderful Christian woman. With her strong will to live and endure, she applied and passed on her insight and wisdom. The things that her children learned and were taught are more valuable than all the wealth and prestige in the world, and they are deeply grateful to their mother. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 this afternoon with the prayer vigil beginning at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday morning at 11 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include her sons, Elijio "Lico" Manzano and his wife, Virginia, of Arenas Valley, and A.C. "Chon" Manzano and his wife, Yolanda, of Silver City; daughters, Rachel Manzano of Ajo, Ariz., and Maxine Manzano Gardner and her husband, Tom, of Silver City; and sisters, Soledad Reyes of Juarez, Mexico, and Guadalupe Cardoza of Silver City. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijio Manzano. Casket bearers will be Manuel, Victor, David, Daniel and Kenny Manzano, Willie Gardner, Adam and Michael Gulick, and Shane Behn. Honorary bearers will be the rest of her grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MANZANO: Elijio, 86, a resident of Silver City entered eternal rest today at Gila Regional medical Center. Born in Central on Nov. 12. 1909, he had been an area resident all his life. He was the son of Francisco Lucero and his wife Raquel Manzano. He worked at Kennecott Copper Corp. as a machinist until his retirement in 1973. He was a communicant of St. Vincent Paul Catholic Church. Manzano is survived by wife, Inez Manzano of the family home; two sons, Elijio Manzano and his wife Virginia, of Bayard; Acencion "Chon" Manzano and his wife, Yolanda, of Silver City; and two daughters, Raquel Gulick her husband, Ted, of Ariz., and Maxine M. Garner and her husband, Tom, of Silver City. He is survived by four brothers, Frank, Raul and Rudy Manzano, all of California, Manuel Manzano of AZ, 14 grandchildren, Manny and Victor Manzano, Candice Behn, Adam, Maria Michael Gulick, Saundra J. Wililton and Cynthia C. Garduer, and Yvonne, David, Yvette, Daniel and Kenny Manzano; and nine great-grandchildren, Alex Nathan Manzano, Shone Miranda Behn, Thor, Navvarre and Monique Gulick, Michael Gulick Jr. Danielle Gulick. Mr. Manzano will be reposing at in the Funeral Chapel from 4-7 p.m. At 7, Deacon Bill Holguin will say the rosary. The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Mr. Manzano will be laid to rest in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Manny, Victor, David, Daniel and Kenny Manzano, Adam and Michael Gulick, and Willie Gardner. His sons will serve as honorary casket bearers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARABLE: Dwight E. Marable, 65, passed away last Thursday in Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born in west Texas and moved to the Cedarvale-Corona area with his family at a young age. He attended high school in Corona and was a star basketball player. During World War II, he was a member of the U.S. Air Corps, later the U.S. Air Force. After World War II, he joined the New Mexico State Police in 1946 and was stationed in Roswell, Anthony, Deming and Silver City. After attaining the rank of captain, he was in Santa Fe. During the early 1960s, he joined the U.S. government, Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, as a special officer, and was later an area special officer in Aberdeen, S.D., and Window Rock, Ariz. Survivors are his wife, Dixie, of the family home; a daughter, Judy Corder of Cortez, Colo.; two sons, James and his wife, Georgi, of Tulsa, Okla., and Ray of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Montrue Mendoza of Sandia Park; a brother, James, of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private graveside services were held Monday in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

MARCHAND: Dr. Walter E. Marchand, 75, passed away in an Albuquerque hospital on Monday. Dr. Marchand served in World War II in the medical corps, participated in D-day and the Battle of the Bulge, and was decorated with the Bronze Star and Silver Star medals and the Purple Heart. Dr. Marchand was a physician with the Veterans Administration until his retirement in 1973. He then became medical director of the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Elaine C. Marchand of Albuquerque; a daughter, Heidi Sattizahn of Albuquerque; a son, Dr. Erich Marchand of Albuquerque; a brother, Dr. Gerard W. Marchand; and two nieces. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions to the Nature Conservancy. Arrangements are by the Crestview Funeral Home of Albuquerque.

MARCOOT: Eva Viola "Patsy" Marcoot, 80, a homemaker and resident of Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg, entered life eternal Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Lamar, Colo., to the late Arthur Glen and Cora (McKibbon) Carley. Preceding her in death was her husband, Martin Marcoot, in 1973. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARCUM: William Edward Marcum, 64, a Deming resident, passed away Tuesday Nov. 24, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio, to Joseph and Gwendolyn Acres Marcum. He was a roofer and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Marcum had been a resident of Doming since 1993, having previously lived in Silver City and Tucson, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Marcum of Deming; two sons, Joseph and Daniel Marcum, both of Tucson; two daughters, Debra Patyk and Teresa Marcum, both of Tucson; a brother, Harvey Marcum of Columbus; two sisters, JoAnn Featherstone and Gwen Jeffs of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Ruth Pierce of Richmond, Ind.; 14grandchildren and one granddaughter. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARDIS: Bertha Crosby Mardis, 96, a resident of Albuquerque since1981, died Wednesday. She is survived by three daughters, Jan Walker of Albuquerque, Doris Lambeth of Las Cruces, and Thelma Mitcham and her husband, Robert, of Forest Hills, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Clara Mardis of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Robert E. Mardis Jr. and his wife, Karen, Wayne W. Mardis and his wife Rita, Sam Mitcham, Alan A. Lambeth and Phyllis L. Pettigrew; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mardis was preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Mardis, in 1928, and by her son, Robert E. Mardis, in 1983. She was a former resident of Silver City, where she was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a mother adviser for the Rainbow Girls. As her health permitted, Mrs. Mardis was active in her church in Silver City, as well as in Albuquerque, where she was a member of Fruit Avenue Baptist Church. Crypt side services were to be held to day at 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, with the Rev. Tom V. Collins officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

MAREK: Funeral services were held at the Curtis Bright funeral home Monday at 4pm for Leroy Marek, 58, who died, suddenly at his home January 7. He recently had been promoted to senior vice president of the American National Bank which he had been associated with for the past 31 years. He was a charter member of the Silver City 2O-30 Club and a 25 year member of the Silver City Lodge No 8 AF&AM. He was a member of the Silver City Order of Elks, and was treasurer of the Salvation Army for the past 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Thelma, Silver City, two sons, William Ray Of Silver City and Mike, a student at New Mexico State University; a sister, Mrs. Irene Shellberg of Amarillo TX. The Rev Cliften M Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiated. Silver City Lodge No 8 AF & AM were In charge of services at the Masonic cemetery.

MAREK: Mrs. Pauline 0. Marek, 78, pioneer resident of Silver City passed away Saturday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Born in Humboldt, Nebr., May 15, 1838, she came to Silver City with her husband, Frank Marek, in 1919. He preceded her in death in 1945. He was a member of Silver City Post Office staff for 26 years serving as a letter carrier with unerring efficiency. During her residence in the community for 47 years Mrs. Marek had a wide circle of friends and participated in many activities including her affiliation in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. During the past several years illness forced her into a retired life, but she never lost contact with her friends. The home life of Mrs. Marek was a happy one. She was a devoted wife and mother, with love for her children and grandchildren, whose problems, even the trivial, were solved with understanding. Survivors are her son, Leroy Marek, assistant cashier of the American National Bank; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Shellberg. of Amarillo, Texas; and four grandsons. Also two sisters, Mrs. Erma Hike, Pawriee, Nebr., and Mrs. Anna Krellin, Idaho Falls, Ida., and a brother, Rudolph Holochek, Narka, Kansas. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson. Interment was in the family burial plot In the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Powe, Henry Powe, Tom White, George McDermett, Walter Wilson and Robert Jackson, Jr.

MARIN: Salome J. Marin, 84, a lifetime resident of Hurley, entered life eternal Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1908, in Zacatecas, Mexico, to the late Inocencio and Gertrudis Jimenez Jaurequi. She was a housewife and a parishioner of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Calling hours will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Infant Jesus Church in Hurley, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. John Jessuame reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Jessuame will officiate at the Mass. The rite of committal will follow at Hurley Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Genaro and Erlinda Marin of Hurley, Jesus Marin of El Paso, Texas, Lino and Aurora Marin of Bayard, Manny and Mary Esther Marin of Bayard, and Joe and Bertha Marin of Morenci, Ariz.; daughters and sons-in-law, Delphina and Manuel Arsola of Silver City, and Mary and Felipe Gomez of Hurley; a niece, Mauricia J. Terrazas; 28 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Marin, and sons, George, Chalo and Chencho Marin, and Raphael Jaurequi. Serving as casket bearers will be Arnold, Manny, Adam and George Marin, Phillip Gomez, Manny Arsola, Elmo Gomez and Alex Marin. Honorary bearers will be Bernie, Tito, Gabriel, Steven, Sonny, Michael and George Marin Jr., Sam and Genaro Marin III, Keith Placencio, Reagan Arsola, and Johnny and Mike Cardoza. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARISCAL: Hilario S. Mariscal, 87, a longtime Grant County resident, entered life eternal Thursday morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Jan. 14, 1906, in Silver City and worked as a maintenance engineer for the Company Store in Hurley for many years. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 5 to 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil beginning at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Interment will follow at Fierro Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include a sister, Betty Gastelum of Los Angeles; two nieces, Dora Escobar of Silver City and Adelina Sandoval of Bayard; and two nephews, Pete Loera of Arizona and Alex Gastelum of California. Pallbearers will be listed in Monday's paper. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARKHAM: John D. (Jake) Markham, 59, a former resident and businessman of Silver City, died Oct. 7 at his home in Santa Fe following a sudden illness. Mr. Markham, a pharmacist had been a resident of Santa Fe since 1955, where he had been associated with various pharmacies. For a number of years, while living in Silver City, he had operated and managed the old Agee Drug Store. He was a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge, belonged to the Santa Fe Rotary Club, was a member of the Methodist Church and was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Markham of Santa Fe; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Davis of Central City, Colo., two brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Memorial Chapel in Santa Fe, with burial there in the International Cemetery.

MARKSBURY: Grace B Marksbury, 98, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 1-2:30 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. Graveside services will follow at 3 at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Witmer, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. She was born March 13, 1899, in Mogollon to Dennis and Maude Bearup. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Deming since 1963, moving there from Ray, Ariz. Her family includes a son, Donald L. Marksbury of Whitehouse, Texas; a daughter, Mable Carey of Sun City, Ariz.; one brother, Charles Bearup of Carefree, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

MARKUNAS: Stephen Markunas, 19, Beverly, Mass., a freshman at Western New Mexico University during the 1964-65 school year, was killed in a hunting accident in Vermont last Saturday. He was a brother of Mrs. Joyce Hutchinson, who was graduated from Western last May along with her husband, James.

MARLIN: Mrs. Kenneth Myers of Central, received word this week of the death of her niece Mrs. Marge Marlin, in Napa, Calif. She was the former Margaret Roberts and was born in, Tyrone in 1916. Funeral services were held in Napa, with cremation following. Interment of the ashes was in the burial plot of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sweeney, in Memorial Park. Glendale. Besides her aunt here, survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mattie Temple, Roseau, Dominica, West Indies: a sister, Mrs. Arthur Matlock, Fresno, Calif.; aunts, Mrs. Willeta Seegar, Glendale, Calif. and Mrs. Evelyn Conway, Azusa, Calif. and a great aunt. Mrs. Emma Anderson, Central.

MARQUES: Florentino Marques of Central died Tuesday at Hillcrest Hospital. He Was 75 years old. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 tonight in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass will be said at the Central Catholic Church Friday, burial following in the Central Cemetery. Surviving are six sisters and three brothers

MARQUEZ: Alfonsa H. Marquez, 86, of Fort Bayard passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Marquez was born Jan. 23, 1906, in Mimbres. She was a homemaker. She is survived by four sons, Luis Marquez and his wife, Rosemary, of Safford, Ariz., Vicente Marquez and his wife, Mona, of Fairfield, Calif., Lorenzo Marquez and his wife, Ofelia, of Bayard, and Arturo Marquez and his wife, Pricilla, of Phoenix; two daughters, Rosie Sifuentes and Ruben Flores of Fort Bayard, and Cecilia Torres and her husband, David, of Redland, Calif.; two brothers, Marcos Garcia and his wife, Concha, of Central and Antonio Garcia and his wife, Katie, also of Central; two sisters, Ramona Bustillos and her husband, Santos, of Concord, Calif. and Paula Martinez of Silver City; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; nine nieces; and three nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Marquez, and a grandson, Richard Sifuentes Jr. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. The Rev. Mike Lindsay will officiate. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call today from 5-7 p.m. at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses, U.S. 180 East, Silver City. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary tonight at 7 at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses, Silver City.

MARQUEZ: Amparo Marquez, 42, died Saturday afternoon in Silver City. Mrs. Marquez was born in Santa Rits and was a life-long resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church and was a member of the Cursillo Community. Mrs. Marquez is survived by her husband, Eddie Marquez of Silver City; two daughters, Teresa M. Varela and Lisa M. Madrid, both of Silver City; one son Edward Marquez Jr. of Silver City; her mother, Manuela Sias of Bayard; three sisters, Ruby Perez and Ela Gonzales, both of Bayard and Selma Waggoner of San Francisco, Calif.; three brothers, Henry Moreno of Bayard, and Alfonso Sias and Ramon Sias, both of Silver City. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 tonight, and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 A.m. Tuesday, both in the Saint Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Bill Silk officiating. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Pete Castillo, Raymond Carreon, Greg Gomez, James Vigil, Vidal Madrid and Jesse Montes Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Madrid, Kayo C. Varela, Arthur Sierra Jr., Eddie Bustillos and Frank Aragon. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARQUEZ Angelita Woods Marquez, 85, died Thursday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born in Central and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Santa Clara Catholic Church. Survivors are her sister, Susanna Armenta of Los Angeles, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 tonight at the Wheeler Funeral chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be held Tuesday at 10 am with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Interment will follow at the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Ochoa, Marty Ochoa, Ray Woods, Raymond Woods, Eddie Rodriguez and Mike Jones. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARQUEZ: Casimiro R. "Casey" Marquez, 43, a resident of Bayard, entered life eternal Tuesday in Tucson Veterans Hospital in Arizona. He was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Santa Rita, and later moved to Bayard. Mr. Marquez served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of American and the Catholic Church. He was a Little League coach for 17 years. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held there at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao celebrating. The rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran’s honors being accorded by members of the New Mexico Army National Guard. Survivors include his mother, Concha Marquez of Bayard; three daughters, Stephanie Marquez of Las Cruces, Yvette Marquez of Bayard, and Amy Guerrero and her husband, Angel, also of Bayard; one son, Casey Raymond Marquez of Las Cruces; two brothers, Pete Marquez of Silver City, and Tomas Marquez and his wife, Cheryl, of Salinas, Calif., two sisters, Herminia "Ermi" Placencio and her husband, Nestor, of Bayard, and Rosemary Lopez and her husband, Robert, also of Bayard; two granddaughters, Jessica and Angelic Guerrero; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Pedro Marquez, in 1992. Casket bearers will be Danny Rios, Tommy Rodriguez, Ricky Marquez, Manuel Maldonado, Fred Marquez and Phillip Gonzales. Honorary bearers will be all of his nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARQUEZ: Cecilia Flores Marquez, 18, died near Deming. Cecilia was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, graduated from Cobre High School in May of this year and an employee of McDonald's Restaurant of Silver City. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Anita Marquez of Bayard; six sisters, Rosemary Ruiz of Central, Socorro and Katie Marquez of Silver City, Mary Ellen Tellez of Bayard, Margaret Mondragon of Durango, Col, Barbara Hernandez of Las Cruces; four brothers, Robert Marquez, Jr., of Las Vegas, NM, Gilbert, Michael and Joseph Marquez of Bayard; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Librada Stephenson in 1978. Rosary recitation was recited and Mass of the resurrection was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Tomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Danny Aguilar, Gustavo Mondragon, Juan Tellez, Joseph Hernandez, Robert Marquez, Jr. and Gilbert Marquez. Honorary pallbearers were Pedro Marquez, Inez Marquez, Fernando Marquez, Luis Flores, Francisco Flores, Monce Florez, Pete Alvarado and Jerry Ruiz. There was a dinner for all the family and friends after the funeral at the Fatima Hall in Bayard. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARQUEZ: Mrs. Constanza Marquez, former resident of Silver City, died in Albuquerque last Thursday, alter a long illness. For many years her husband had a tailoring shop in Silver City. She is survived by her husband, Jesus Marquez, four sons, and eight daughters, and also by three brothers. Funeral services and burial took place in Albuquerque

MARQUEZ:  Consuelo Garcia Marquez, 25, died in Phoenix, AZ. Mrs. Marquez was born in Silver City to Joe M. and Rufina Garcia. She is survived by her husband, Ernesto Marquez of Phoenix, AZ; four daughters, Susan Garcia, Rosa G. Marquez, Ernestina C. Marquez and Ramona G. Marquez all of Phoenix, AZ; one son, Raymond Garcia of Phoenix, AZ; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Garcia of Bayard; three sisters, Maria G. Gonzales of Ponca City, Ok, Sylvia G. Garcia and Irene G. Dominguez both of Bayard; six brothers, Rene L. Garcia of San Diego, Ca, Joe G. Garcia of Central, Henry L. Garcia of Silver City, Tony G. Garcia of Phoenix, AZ, Steve L. Garcia of William Air Force Base, Hinley, AZ, Miguel L. Garcia of Bayard and her maternal grandmother of Albuquerque, NM. Rosary recitation was held at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Perez officiating. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment followed at the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Carlos M. Chavez Jr., Jimmy M Garcia, Manuel M. Garcia, Eloy G. Medina, Richard Sosoya and Manuel Trevizo. Honorary pallbearer was Ramon M. Garcia. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARQUEZ: Daniel Jaramillo Marquez, 41, of Arenas Valley died Saturday, Sept. 4, at his home after an extended illness. He was born Feb. 3, 1958, in Silver City and was retired from Rust Tractor Co., where he served as a parts dealer. He was a very proud son, father, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. He loved camping, fishing, and bow hunting, and was a big fan of' the Washington Redskins. He was a friend to all. Calling hours will be from 5-7 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will begin at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the holy rosary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols as celebrant. The rite of committal and burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his parents, Ramon and Polly Marquez of Silver City; a son, Michael Daniel Marquez of Corpus Christi, Texas; a daughter, Angela Danielle Marquez of Silver City; three brothers, Gilbert J. Marquez of Silver City, Fredrick J. Marquez of Silver City and Patrick J. Marquez of Las Cruces; a sister, Judith J. Marquez of Arenas Valley; and his fiancée, Jessica S. Ogaz of Arenas Valley. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Guadalupe Marquez, in 1986, and his maternal grandmother, Catarina Jaramillo, in 1995. Casket bearers will be Larry Marquez, Roddy Quevedo, Ronnie Lewis, Art Cruz, Gilbert Marquez and Gerard Escamilla. Honorary bearers arc Fredrick Marquez, Pat Marquez, Raul Pena Sr., Raul Pena Jr., Raymond Lopez, Paul Alvarado, Mark Solo, Raymond Torres, Mike Gonzales and Willie Andazola. "To live in hearts I leave behind, is not to die." Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARQUEZ: Daniel Lee Marquez, 7, died Friday in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces following an accident. He was a resident of Las Cruces, a student, and a communicant of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents, Jose and Olga Marquez of Las Cruces; three sisters, Renee Marquez of Las Cruces and Felicia and Monica Marquez, both of El Paso, Texas; one brother, Andres Marquez of Las Cruces; and his maternal grandparents, Jose and Chata Grijalva of Hurley. He was preceded in death by his sister, Leticia Marquez, in 1985, and by his paternal grandmother in 1987. Visitation was held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel, and rosary recitation was at 7 p.m. Sunday, also in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Deacon Johnny Perez officiated at the rosary. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated today at 10 a.m. in the Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church with the Rev. Benito Suen officiating. Interment was in the Hurley cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Andres Marquez, Joey Montoya, Eric Montoya and George Montoya. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARQUEZ: Demetrio M. Marquez, 63, of Bayard, a retired miner, employed for many years by the Peru Mine at Hanover, died July 21, after an extended illness. He was well known in the Mining District. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, and funeral mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, by the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are four sons, Orfirio Marquez, of Tucson and Gilbert, Joseph and David Marquez, of Bayard; two step-sons, Richard Dominguez and Carlos Dominguez, of Bayard; a step-daughter, Mrs. Adelina Lechuga, of Silver City, and seven grandchildren.

MARQUEZ: Desiderio O. Marquez, 68, a longtime Deming resident, died Saturday morning in Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will begin Monday afternoon at 2 in Baca's Funeral Chapels and the rosary service will be at the same location at 7:30 this evening. The funeral Mass will be Tuesday morning at 10 in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming with the Rev. Emilio Larlar officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. He was born Feb. 11, 1920 in Hurley and was as former farmer and businessman in Luna County. He was a veteran of the Army from World War II and was a resident of Deming since 1952 and previously lived in Hurley. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include his mother, Julia O. Marquez of Deming; three sons, Richard and Rudy, both of Deming, and Desi Marquez of Wilton, Ariz.; three daughters, Elvira Perry of Fairfax, Va., Julia Johnston of Silver City and Gloria Marquez of Anthony; a brother, Leonzo Marquez of Deming; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARQUEZ:  Edwardo L. Marquez, 92, died Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Marquez was a life resident of Grant County and was a woodcutter and cowboy most of his life. He was a communicant of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by a daughter, Betty Munoz of Whitewater, NM; a brother, Catarino Lopez of Silver City; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Marquez was preceded in death by a daughter, Andrea Mendoza in 1979 and his wife Juana Marquez in 1982. Rosary recitation was held Sunday at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Monday at the Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Mon. A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Morales, Frank Gomez, Juan Garcia, Nino Lopez, David Vega and Max Peru. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARQUEZ: Fernando Urena Marquez, 65, a lifelong resident of Grant County, entered rest eternal Wednesday in Las Cruces. He was born May 30, 1931, in Santa Rita to Pedro and Erminia Urena Marquez. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army. Mr. Marquez was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. He retired from Kennecott as a service engineer. Survivors include a son, Fernando R. Marquez of Bayard; a daughter, Martha Maynes, and her husband, Chris, of Bayard; two brothers, Robert U. Marquez and his wife, Anita, of Bayard, and Ynez U. Marquez of North Hurley; a sister, Reina Gonzales, and her husband, Gilbert, of Colton, Calif. and four grandchildren, Christopher Jr., Melissa, Christie and Sony Maynes. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Pedro, Savas, Remijo and Tomas Marquez. Visitation will he held Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City. The rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels by Deacon Alfonso Alvarado. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Monday morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with burial to follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Kao will officiate. Military honors will he accorded by local veterans groups. Serving as pallbearers will be Pete Marquez Jr., Richard Marquez, Gilbert Marquez, Genardo Pedraza, Tim Rosales and Michael Martinez. Honorary hearers will be Robert Lopez, Nick Rosales Jr., Sam Ortiz, Sammy Gonzales and Ray Marrufo. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARQUEZ:  Gloria Altamirano Marquez, 40, lifetime resident of Silver City, died at a Tucson hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Marquez was a communicant of Saint Vincent Catholic Church, a Cursillista and a former employee of the Drifter motel. She is survived by her husband, Aldolfo Marquez of Silver City; two daughters, Christy Tavison and Rita Ann Marquez of Silver City; as son, Aldolfo James Marquez of Silver City; six sisters, Pat Molina, Ramona Moreno, Tillie Vega, all of Tucson, AZ, Monica Dominguez, Alma Vasquez and Senaida Montes all of Silver City; two brothers, Isidro and Antonio Altamirano, both of Silver City and two grandchildren. Mrs. Marquez was preceded in death by her mother, Eloisa V. Altamirano in 1981. Rosary recitation was at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ray Madrid, Victor Pena, Chuey Holguin, Gilbert Murillo, Steve Gonzales and Ruben Vasquez. Honorary pallbearers were Salvador Vasquez, Manuel Dominguez, Antonio Altamirano and David Altamirano. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARQUEZ: Guadalupe Montoya Marquez, 86, died ~Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. She was born Oct. 16, 1899 in Galèana, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a longtime resident of this area. Mrs. Marquez was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, and was a member of Las Guadalupanas, the Altar Society and the Cursillistas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everardo Marquez by two sons, Ramiro Marquez and Rudy Marquez; and by a daughter, Socorro. She is survived by three sons, Rodrigo Marquez of Central, Ramon Marquez of Silver City and Lorenzo Marquez of Hurley: three daughters, Consuelo Jimenez of Hanover, Alicia Loera of Redlands, Calif., and Belia Cabiera of Hurley;. a brother, Francisco Montoya of Milpitas, Calif.; a sister, Eliza Munoz of Vanadium ; 32 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7p.m. and Mass of the resurrection will he celebrated Thursday at 10 am both in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard the Rev, Melchor Dano and the Rev. Benito Suen will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hanover cemetery. Pallbearers will be Pete Jimenez, Danny Marquez and Lawrence Rodriquez, all grandsons of Mrs. Marquez, and Honorary pallbearers will be the remaining grandsons Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARQUEZ: Juan L. Marquez, 71, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, in a local nursing home. Mr. Marquez was born in New Mexico and had been a life long resident of the area. He is survived by four sisters, Louisa Ortiz, and Juliana Castillo both of Central, Juana Carpio of Silver City, Genoveva Baca of Bayard and his brother Lucio Marquez of Central. Rosary recitation was held Monday evening at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection was held Tuesday, morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Reverend Father Benito Syen officiating at both services. Burial followed in Ft Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Lionel Lopez, Delilio Jaurequi, Jr., Patrick Lopez, Eric Lopez, Ramon Serna and Robert Alirez.

MARQUEZ: Juana Aragon Marquez, died at Fort Bayard Medical Center April 25 after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Silver City area. Mrs. Marquez is survived by her husband Eduardo, a daughter Betty Munoz, three sisters Sarah Melendrez, Felecita Aragon, and Emelia Alearaz, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A rosary was conducted at the Wheeler Chapel April 29 and mass at St. Vincent Church April 30. Burial followed at the Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Mendoza III, Robert K. Morales, Frank B. Gomez, Max Peru and Juan Garcia. All arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARQUEZ: Julia O. Marquez, 93, died Feb. 12 in Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. She had been a resident of Hurley for many years and was preceded in death by her husband, Marcos Marquez, in 1961, and by a son, Desiderio Marquez, on April 30, 1988. Survivors include a son, Leonzo Marquez of Deming; and eight grandsons, Richard, Rudy, Abel, Manuel and Jaime Marquez, all of Deming, and Leonzo Marquez Jr. of Las Cruces, George Marquez of Vanadium and Desi Marquez of Ariz.; and four granddaughters, Elvira Perry of Centerville, Va., Julia Johnston of Silver City, Gloria Marquez of Las Cruces and Virginia Valdespino of Deming. She had 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Cremation took place in Deming. There will be a memorial Mass for Mrs. Marquez and her late son, Desiderio, on April 30 in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming

MARQUEZ: Mrs. Leonor F Marquez, 78, a resident of Silver City, died last Wednesday in Tucson, AZ following an illness of two weeks. Surviving are a husband Manuel A. Marques, Sr., two daughters, Mrs. Emma Portillo of Tucson and Mrs. Genaro Roybal of Albuquerque; four sons, Carlos of Santa Clara, CA, Richard of Albuquerque, and Manuel and Joe of Silver City. 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 7:3o p.m. Sunday at the Curtis mortuary chapel, and 9 a.m. mass was said Monday at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery

MARQUEZ: Leticia Marquez, 5. died Friday in Rochester Minn. Leticia was born in Las Cruces, and was a lifelong resident there. She was a kindergarten student. Leticia is survived by her parents, Olga and Jose Marquez of Las Cruces: a sister, Renee Marquez of Las Cruces a brother, Daniel Lee Marquez of Las Cruces : her maternal grandparents Jose and Chita Grijalva of Hurley and her paternal grandmother Carmen Marquez of Roswell. Rosary recitation will be held at 7: 3() pm Sunday at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Angels will be celebrated at 10 am. Monday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev Benito Suen will officiate both services. Internment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARQUEZ: Lucia Marquez, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Marquez. Graveside funeral services were held Oct. 8 in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery under the direction of the Rev. A. James Milano of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.

MARQUEZ: Lucio Lucero Marquez, 75, died Sunday in Fort Bayard. Mr. Marquez was born in San Juan and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. He cleaned and cared for the Central Cemetery and was a very good-natured and friendly man who will be long remembered. He is survived by a sister, Louisa M. Ortiz of Central, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters, Pedro L. Marquez in 1937, Florentino L. Marquez in 1964, Policarpio L. Marquez in 1967, Dorotea M. Munoz in 1972, Antonia M. Alires in 1976, Juan L. Marquez in 1979, Juana M. Carpio in 1980, and Julia M. Castillo and Genoviva M. Baca in 1985. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. today and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. Both services will be held at Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas, officiating. Burial will follow at the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Garcia, Johnny Rodriguez, Bobby Alires, Joseph Rodriguez, Larry Alires and Tony Luna. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Alires, Pete Ordonez, Mario Kirker, Pete Alires, Joe Rodriguez, Warren Olson, and Ignacio Morales. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARQUEZ: Lumina G. Marquez, 56, entered life eternal Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Nov. 2, 1935, to Candelario and Luz Gonzales, and was a lifetime resident of Grant County. She was Roman Catholic and was a homemaker. Calling hours were from 2-7 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Deacon Johnnie Perez officiated. The funeral liturgy was recited Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal followed at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she was laid to rest. Survivors are her husband, Inez U. Marquez of North Hurley; two sons, Richard G. Marquez of North Hurley, and Carlos G. Marquez and his wife, Bertha, of Las Cruces; and three daughters, Barbara Gamez and her husband, Martin, of Las Cruces, Priscilla Marquez of Bayard, and Theresa M. Mota and her husband, Jose, of North Hurley. She is also survived by her mother, Luz Gonzales of Bayard; three brothers, Flavio Gonzales of Bayard, Reynaldo Gonzales of Maywood, Calif., and Alfredo Gonzales of Bayard; and two sisters, Mariana Rios of Bayard and Natalia Martinez of Las Cruces. She is also survived by eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were Billy Padilla, Speedy Padilla, Johnny Dominguez, Ruben Padilla, Chapo Rodriguez, Frankie Amador, Bennie Montoya and Tudy Chavez. Honorary pallbearers were her remaining relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARQUEZ: Manuel F. Marquez, 48, Silver City, died Saturday at home of a heart attack. Born Tyrone he had lived in Silver City most of his adult life, where he attended the public schools high school. For many years he was employed by Chino Mines Division Kennecott Copper Corp., in the crusher unit of the Hurley. During World War II he was military service. Survivors are his widow, Hattie Marquez and two child Ronald and Rosemary; his fit Manuel A. Marquez of Silver City; three brothers, Rich Marquez of Albuquerque, Ca Marquez of San Jose, Calif., Joe Sifuentes of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. Emma, Portillo of Tucson and Mrs. Ampero Roybal of Albuquerque. Rosary services were held Monday In the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was a by the Rev, Fr. A. James Lano, of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was the Catholic Cemetery, with military honors. Serving as pallbearers were David Alvarez, Leo Chavez, J__ Ponce, Aurello Genera, Bill Grijalva and Joe Cisneros.

MARQUEZ: Manuel S. Marquez, Sr., 104, died Saturday, Sept, 26, in Albuquerque. Mr. Marquez was born in Janos, Mexico on March 6, 1877 but spent most of his life in Silver City. He worked as a rancher and cowboy for the John Hamilton Ranch in Tyrone before retiring in 1959. He spent the last nine years in Albuquerque. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Emma Portillo of Tucson, and Mrs. Genaro (Amparo) Roybal of Albuquerque; son and daughter-in-law Carlos and Ermenia Marquez of San Jose, Cal.; son and daughter-in-law Richard and Adis Marquez of Albuquerque; grandson and wife Joe and Margaret Marquez Sifuentes of Bayard; a daughter-in-law, Hattie G. Marquez of California; 23 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Mr. Marquez was preceded in death by his wife, Leonor, two sons, two daughters and a sister, Jesus Medrano. Rosary recitation was held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Wednesday at 9:30 at the St. Francis Newman Center. Father Vincent Calderon officiated at both services. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were his grandsons, Charles Marquez, Jr., Richard Marquez, Jr., Adolpho Portillo, Jr., Genaro Roybal, Jr., Ronald G. Marquez and Robert Roybal. Honorary pallbearers were Delores Zapata, Jackie Hamilton, Ramon Garcia, Manuel Florez, Frank Gonzales, Sr., Joe Sifuentes, Larry Sifuentes, Randy Sifuentes, Jack Satriano, Charlie Vigil, Benito Provencio, Macedonio Provencio and Luciano Montes. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MARQUEZ: Pedro P. Marquez, 74, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12. Mr. Marquez was a communicant of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Isabel Marquez of Silver City; four sons, Eddie Marquez, Damacio Marquez, David Marquez and Miguel Marquez, all of Silver City; three daughters, Carmen Marquez of Pasadena, Calif., and Gloria Marquez Iturralde and Rosie Estrada, both of Silver City; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30 in the chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian burial will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Lynch as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Arthur Sierra, Frank Aragon, Frank Estrada, Kayo Barela, Chino Rivera and Richard Barragan. Honorary pallbearers will be all his friends and relatives. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARQUEZ: Pedro U. Marquez, 78, a resident of Bayard, entered life eternal Monday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 29, l913, in Santa Rita. Mr. Marquez was a member of the Catholic Church. He retired from Chino Mines as a utility truck driver. Calling hours will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. The funeral liturgy will be held Friday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Concha Marquez of the home; three sons, Casey Marquez of Bayard, Pete Marquez Jr. of Silver City, and Tomas Marquez and his wife, Shirl, of Salinas, Calif.; two daughters, Herminia Placencio and her husband, Nestor, of Bayard, and Rosemary Lopez and her husband, Robert, also of Bayard; three brothers, Robert Marquez of Bayard, Ynez Marquez of North Valley, and Fernando Marquez of Las Cruces; and one sister, Reina Gonzalez of Colton, Calif. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Casket bearers will be Tim Rosales, Nick Rosales, Robert Lopez Jr., Peter Alarid, Pete Joseph Marquez and Casey Raymond Marquez. Honorary bearers will be Mando and Tom Marquez Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARQUEZ: Pete Marquez died Tuesday at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was a resident of Silver City. Services are pending and will be announced by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARQUEZ: Silver City relatives were in California to attend the funeral services of Policarpio L Marquez, 76, of Colton who died July 31 in a San Bernadino hospital. The deceased was a native of Mimbres who had resided the past 22 years at Colton, Calif., and was a retired employee of Kaiser Steel.

MARQUEZ: Ramon B. Marquez, 81, died Thursday in Fort Bayard. Mr. Marquez was born in Otero County New Mexico and was a long-time resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid sports fan. He retired from Chino Mines in 1969 after 42 years. He is survived by two daughters, Adelina Gomez of Aurora, Colo., and Mary Lou Torres of Albuquerque. Rosary recitation will be held Friday at 8 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with Deacon Johnny Perez officiating. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving 85 pallbearers will be Leo Gomez, Paul Gomez, Raymond Gomez, Richard Torres, Steve Torres and Manny Aragon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s disease Association; Denver, Colo. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARQUEZ: Ramon Olea Marquez, 68, a lifetime resident of Bayard, entered life eternal Saturday morning at his home. Mr. Marquez was born Jan. 30, 1929, to Isabel Guerra and Cruz Olea Marquez in Santa Rita. He worked as a heavy-equipment operator for Kennecott Copper Corp. He belonged to the Cobre Men’s Club and the International Association of Machinists. Mr. Marquez enjoyed playing baseball with the Bayard Merchants, Rattlers and the Santa Rita Miners as a pitcher, and was known by his teammates as “The Killer.” He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Mr. Marquez is survived by his loving wife, Romona, of Bayard; two sons, Ramon R. Marquez and wife, Emily, of Bayard, and Ronnie R. Marquez and wife, Carla, of Silver City; one daughter, Lupe Flores and husband, Freddy, of Silver City; four brothers, Manuel Marquez and wife, Sally, of Bayard; Rudy Marquez and wife, Emma, of Bayard; Tony Guerra of Hayward, Calif., and Jesus Guerra of Culler, Calif.; three sisters, Belen Nevarez of Orange, Calif., Hortencia Grijalva and husband, Ismael, of Santa Rita, and Ersilia Medma of Hayward; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and, a sister, Mercedes Saenz. Calling hours will be from 4-7 pm Tuesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin there at 7, with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Paulus Kao officiating. Interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Pallbearers will be Ismael Grijalva, Etigio Garcia, Frank Nevarez, Freddy Flores, Alfredo Macias and Ramon C. Marquez. Honorary pallbearers are Salvador Parra, Juan Macias, Eloy Gonzales, and Ambrosio Ambriz, Freddy and Johnny Ray Flores, Joshua, Jacob, and Andrea Marquez, Zachary Jasso and all his friends. Entrusted to Baca’s.

MARQUEZ: Rejino Marquez, 73, a lifetime Deming area resident, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will begin at 3 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the rosary will be recited there this evening at 7. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Juan Almarza will officiate. Mr. Marquez was born April 10, 1920, in Deming and was a retired miner and member of the Catholic Church. He is survived by a son, Lorenzo Marquez of Milan; two daughters, Erlinda Roberson and Magdalena Winters of Redding, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Concepcion Soliz Marquez, in1979. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARQUEZ: Roman Gabriel Marquez, infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Marquez were held Monday, August 1 at the Catholic Cemetery with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting services. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MARQUEZ:  Ronald Joseph Marquez, 14, died Monday morning in El Paso, Texas. He was born in Silver City and had been a lifelong resident. He was an honor roll student at La Plata Junior High School, was a communicant of’ the Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, was .a member of the Southwest Energy Silver City Senior League, the Burro Mountain 4-H Club, the La Plata football team and the livestock judging team. Survivors are his parents, Raiflon and Viola Marquez, south of Silver City two sisters, Roberta and Evelyn Marquez, both of Silver City and both whom are attending New Mexico State University: brother, Ray Marquez., South of Silver City his paternal grandmother, Senaida Marquez Silver City, his maternal grandmother Rachel Baca of Carizzozo; and several cousins, uncles, aunts. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 tonight at the Wheeler chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10am Wednesday at the St Vincent de Paul catholic church with monsignor A James Milano officiating. Internment will follow in the Silver City cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Javier Garcia, Tommy Gomez, Chuckie Hubble, Jessie Arellano, Patrick Carrillo, Phillip Gomez, Ernest Sanchez Jr., Gilbert Marquez Jr., Mel Marquez Jr. and Chris Barela. Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Zamora, Andy Bustillos, Robby Lane, Richie Moon, Neal Delk, Rowdy Rea, She___ Thwaits, Jarrett Perry, Jerry Amador, Eugene Munoz, Richard Martinez, Ralph Rodriguez, Ronald Cook, Gabe Arellano, Paul Montes, Larry Altamirano, Rudy Gonzales Jr., Wayne Quintana Joe Atehlaflo, Rudy Gonzales and Wayne Quintana, Joe Arellano Eric Torrez. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral

MARQUEZ: Rosary for Mrs. Sable S. Marquez, who died here March 6 was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel March 8 and Mass was recited at our Lady of Fatima Church March 9 with the Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinosa officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Marquez is survived by her husband, Roman B. Marquez; two daughters, Mrs. Adelina M. Gomez, and Mrs. Maria L. Torres; and four grandchildren. Casket Bearers were Sam B. Saenz, Ralph B. Saenz, Sam Grijalva, Ruben Gonzalez, Richard Torres, and Joe Arrellin.

MARQUEZ: Graveside services for Simon J. Marquez, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent H. Marquez, who died here Monday, were held in Memory Lane Cemetery at 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating.

MARQUEZ: Teresa Marquez, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Marquez of Silver City, passed away Monday. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 am Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church by Rev. Fr. R. A. Vonder Haar. Burial took place in the Catholic cemetery.

MARQUEZ: Tereso Zuniga Marquez, 20, was fatally injured and Raul Pena, 19, and Poncian? Peru, Jr., 18 seriously injured, early Sunday morning in an automobile accident on the Pinos Altos highway. Marquez died several hours later in Hillcrest General Hospital. Pena and Peru are recovering in the hospital. Sheriff's officers and State Patrolman Alfred Morrison, who investigated the accident, said the care went out of control due to excessive speed and rolled over five times. It was the fourth highway fatality in Grant County this year. Rosary services were held for Marquez at the Cox Mortuary chapel Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. followed by mass at 9a.m. Wednesday at St. Vicente de Paul Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Fr. Julian Ordonez. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Marquez, four brothers and three sisters.

MARQUEZ: Toribio Ray Marquez, 70, entered eternal rest Tuesday, July 21, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was born April 27, 1928, in Morenci, Ariz, to the late Demetrio Marquez and Elisa (Ybarra) Marquez. He worked as a copper miner for 50 years, from which he retired. The prayer vigil will be held Friday evening at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading in the recitation of the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with: Father Rod Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at St. ‘Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Lola Marquez of Tucson; his children’s mother, Ermalinda, his daughters, Maria Patricia Taylor and her husband, Robert, Victoria Ramirez-Marquez and Delfie Madrid and her husband, Leo, of Tucson; his Sons, John Steven Marquez and his wife, Pamela, Michael Ray Marquez and his wife, Dorothy, Robert Lewis Marquez and his wife, Barbara, Mark Anthony Marquez, Jeffery Stewart Marquez and his friend, James Douglas; and three brothers, Gilbert Marquez and his wife Donna, of San Manuel, Ariz., Danny Marquez and his wife, Dolores, of North Hurley, and David Marquez and his wife, Mary Louise, of Silver City. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Angelica, Alexandria, Frank Jr., Adriana, Jennifer, John Jr., Michael Jr., Joseph, Robert II and Leanne. Casket bearers will be his sons and grandsons. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARQUEZ: Trinidad R. “Trinie’ Marquez, 73, of Silver City entered eternal life Friday, July 10, at her residence. She was born June 6, 1925, in Santa Rita to Arcadio and Guadalupe Rodriguez. She was a loving -mother and grandmother, and always followed her grandchildren’s activities. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. When she would play softball, she always managed to strike out some of the boys. The vigil service will be held this evening at 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez leading in the recitation of the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Mrs. Marquez is survived by two sons, Ramon R. Marquez and his wife, Emily, of Bayard, and Ronald R. Marquez and his wife, Carla, of Silver City; a daughter, Lupe M. Flores, and her husband, Freddy, of Silver City; and a sister, Belen Murillo of Hanover. She was preceded in death by her sister, Juanita Jaramillo, in 1997. Pallbearers will be Ramon C. Marquez III, Freddy Flores, Johnny Ray Flares, Joshua J. Marquez, Chris Jasso, and Larry Murillo. Honorary bearers are Andrea Marquez, Jacob Marquez, and Zachary Jasso, her nieces and nephews, and all of the adopted grandchildren whom she gained throughout the years of sharing her love. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARRIAGE: Dennis Patrick Marriage, 48, died Monday, April 6. He was born in Havre, Mont., and moved to Silver City as a child. He attended Silver City schools, and was an honors graduate Of Western New Mexico University. He was the son of Librado and Bonnie Maldonado, and Raymond Marriage, who preceded him in death in 1976. He is survived by his son, Shayne Marriage; his brother, Floyd Marriage, and his wife, Betty; and his sister, Bridget Silva, and her husband, Jose. He has six nieces and nephews, and leaves behind several loving aunts and uncles. He was a kind, gentle man who loved nature, hiking, gardening and reading. He will be remembered for his thoughtfulness and his quiet sense of humor. He worked for many years for Brown and Root Construction as a diesel mechanic. He also worked for Mountain Auto and took quiet pride in the quality of his work. A private family memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARRS: Ruby Z. Marrs, 80, died Sunday in an Ardmore, Okla., hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1912, in Berwin, Okla., to William Edgar Conway and Laura Everett. Mrs. Marrs was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Sulphur, Okla. She married Ruben Marrs in Sulphur on Jan. 16, 1982. Survivors include her husband, Ruben, of the home; twin sons, Henry Sanders of Roswell and Denny Sanders of Arvada, Colo.; a daughter, Faye M. Hooks of Silver City; a sister, Phronia Cowan of Sulphur; a stepsister, Doris Brown Herring of Armore; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters, Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. today in the Craddock Memorial Chapel with interment in the Gene Autry Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home in Ardmore.

MARRUFO: Juanita H. Marrufo, 84, of Hurley passed away Wednesday, April 26, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Central to Pablo Horcasitas and Ana Trujillo. She was raised in Central and then moved to Hurley, where she lived for 60 years. Mrs. Marrufo was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by all. She loved to keep the grandchildren in clothes by practicing the one thing she really loved: sewing. She was a member ----.

MARRUFO: Funeral services for Mrs. Angela Munoz Marrufo of Hurley, who died Wednesday, Oct. 25, were held Friday with mass at the Bayard Catholic Church and interment at the Hurley cemetery. Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiated. Arrangements were by Cox Mortuary. The deceased was a resident of Hurley for 20 years. She was 80 years of age at the time of death. Survivors are two sons, Leo and Al, both of Hurley; and two granddaughters, Eva and Priscilla, also residents there.

MARRUFO: Leo Marrufo, 70, died Thursday evening in Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARRUFO: Reina Marrufo, 48, died Friday in El Paso. Mrs. Marrufo was born May 30, 1933 in Santa Rita, the daughter of Sidronio and Joaquina Parra Martinez, and was a lifetime resident of Grant County. Mrs. Marrufo was employed by Kennecott at the time of her death. Survivors include her mother, Joaquina Martinez, her husband, Leo Marrufo; one daughter, Cecilia Lozano; two sisters, Mrs. Rufina Martinez of Central and Mrs. Hazel Mitchell of Silver City, two brothers, Daniel Martinez of Whittier, cal., and Samuel Martinez of Rio Lindo, Cal. Rosary recitation was held on Monday, Sept 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Curtis Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Father Mike Micaya officiated at both services. Interment followed at Memory Lane. Serving as active pallbearers were Frank Valerio, Alvaro Marrufo, Sam Martinez, Antonio Moreno, A.B. Valerio and Ray Jaramillo. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MARRUJO: Angelita Chavarria Marrujo, 95, died in the Fort Bayard Medical Center Wednesday. Mrs. Marrujo was born May 7, 1892 in Old Mesilla and had been a resident of Hurley since 1943. She was a communicant of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Marrujo is survived by her son, Reynaldo Marrujo and his wife, Josephine, of Hurley; a daughter, Mary Sanchez and her husband, Bruce of Santa Ana, Calif.; three grandsons Richard Marrujo and his wife of Hurley and their son Ray Trzaskoma of New York and daughters Melissa Marrujo and Angelina Marrujo of Hurley; Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Marrujo of Bayard and their family of Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Soliz of Stanton, Calif., and Rudy Marrujo Jr., Anna Marrujo, Suzette Marrujo and Loretta Marrujo, all of Bayard; and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Baca of Santa Ana, Calif.; three granddaughters Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lopez and their family of Jimmy Lopez Jr. of Glendale, Ariz., Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hayes and daughter Janale of Mesa, Ariz., Raymond Lopez of Mesa and Christy Lopez of Hurley; Mrs. Michael Davidson and her husband of Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Doug Provencio and her husband her son, Doug Provencio Jr. of Silver City; and numerous nieces and nephews in California, Las Cruces and El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Marrujo was preceded in death by her husband, Evangelisto Marrujo, on Jan. 21, 1957, and by her brother, Modesto Chavarria, in October 1968. Rosary recitation will be tonight at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel at 7:30. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Benito Suen will officiate at both services. Interment will follow in the Hurley cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Rudy Marrujo Jr., Jimmy Lopez Jr., Richard Marrujo, Ronnie Baca, Rudy Marrujo, Jimmy Lopez and Floyd Hayes. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, relatives, and friends of the family. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARRUJO: Arturo M. "Tute" Marrujo, born in Santa Rita in 1924, passed away in Long Beach, Calif., Veterans Administration hospital on Nov. 26. His parents were the late Augustine H. and Concepcion Marrujo. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Esther, and one daughter, Diane, of Tujunga, Calif.; two sons, Artie of Huntington Beach, Calif., and David from Palm Springs, Calif.; five sisters, Clorinda Bethancourt of East Los Angeles, Calif., Dora Martinez of Buena Park, Calif., Tere Lucero of Basset, Calif., Annie Peters of Rowling Heights, Calif., and Lyda Ponce of El Monte, Calif.; one brother, Jesus Marrujo of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grand-children. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

MARRUJO: Mrs. Beatriz A. Marrujo, 58, of Central, died last Friday in a El Paso hospital. Rosary was recited Saturday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass at 10 a.m. Monday in the Central Catholic church, followed by burial in the Central cemetery. She is survived by her husband Juan Marrujo and other relatives.

MARRUJO: Belen Robles Marrujo, 86, died at her home Saturday. She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and had been a resident of Grant County since 1906. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Survivors are her daughter, Lucy Chavez Barela of Bayard; her son, Ralph Marrujo Myers of Irving, Texas; two brothers, Tomas Marrujo and Alfredo Marrujo, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 8 tonight in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m., also at Our Lady of Fatima. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating at all services. Pallbearers will be Edward Barela, Alex Trujillo, Ralph Trujillo III, Tony Barela, David Miller and Mike Hernandez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Trujillo Jr., Pilar Lopez, Eloy Medina and Greg Barela. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARRUJO: Death in an El Paso hospital Monday Claimed Evangelisto Marrujo, 58, retired Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. employee, of Hurley, who had many years of service with the company. surviving are his widow, Mrs. Angelita Marrujo, a son, Reynaldo and a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Baca, both of Hurley; a brother, Esteban Marrujo, Fabens, Texas, and three grandchildren. Rosary services were held Tuesday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Hurley Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estevill officiating. Burial was in the Hurley cemetery.

MARRUJO: Javier De Arcos Marrujo, 43, a longtime Central resident, entered eternal rest Friday morning at the Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Leon, Mexico. He was a member of the Catholic Church, and a student. Calling hours were to be from 2-4 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be Wednesday morning at 10 in the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The committal rite service will follow in the Central Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his mother, Guadalupe Marrujo of Central; four sisters, Yolanda V. De Helu, Maria Chui V. De Sashida and Ramona V. De Moreno, all of Mexico, and Grace V. Maldonado of El Paso, Texas; and a brother, Juan Arcos Vasquez of El Paso. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Alfredo, Tony, Jerry and Fred Maldonado, and Alfredo and Juan Felix Vasquez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARRUJO: Rosary was said at the Curtis Mortuary for Juan J. Marrujo, 76, of Central, who died the past week at Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City. He had been a resident of Grant County for 42 years. Funeral Mass was held Friday at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, with the Rev. Fr Tells Sheridan officiating. Burial was in the Ft Bayard Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ruben Silver, Javier De Arcosa Juan Vasquez, and Joe Averia, Altredo Maldonado and Enrique Trujillo. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Guadalupe M Marrujo of Central, two step-sons, Javier De Arcosa of Central and Juan Vasquez of Los Angels: four step daughters, Mrs. Yolanda Helu, Mrs. Maria De Jesus, Mrs. Ramona Romero, all of Mexico, and Mrs. Grace Maldonado of El Paso.

MARRUJO: Louis C. Marrujo, 81, passed away in Montebello, Calif., on June 10. Mr. Marrujo was born in Santa Rita on July 14, 1911. He is survived by two brothers, Daniel C. Marrujo and his wife, Mary Lou, and Alfredo C. Marrujo and his wife, Lupe, all of Bayard; and several nephews and nieces. He attended schools in Santa Rita and Hurley. He joined the Army in February 1941 and was discharged in July 1945 after serving in the campaigns of North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. He worked for Chino Mines in Santa Rita and as a butcher in meat markets around the county. His lifetime hobby was collecting coins. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard with interment following at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The Rev. Paulus Kao will officiate. Members of veteran’s organizations will accord full military honors.

MARRUJO: Manuela Arellano Marrujo, 73, a former resident of Santa Rita, passed away Thursday in Las Cruces, where she had resided since 1953. She was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Santa Rita. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Carmen A. Marrujo of the home; three sons, Ruben, Jaime and Tony Marrujo, all of Las Cruces; two daughters, Judy Chavarria and Virginia Marrujo, both of Las Cruces; a brother, Ted Arellano of La Mesa; and a sister, Ramona Gonzales of Las Cruces. Other survivors include nine grandchildren. Calling hours will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in Calvary Christian Church in Las Cruces, where evening services will begin at 7. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the same church, with Pastor Hector Vega and Pastor Carlos Diaz officiating. Concluding services will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Serving as casket bearers will be Tony, Ruben and Jaime Marrujo, Eusebio Chavarria, Manuel Gonzales and Ted Arellano. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARSH: Ernest Lacey Marsh, 73, resident of 1315 South Iron died in Deming. He was born April 1, 1911 in Torrance County and had lived in Luna County since 1945. He was a member of the Copper and Elm Church of Christ. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Shelton Ruebush officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Virgie Marsh of the home; a son, James Alvin Marsh, Deming; a daughter, Oleta Bradford, Chickasha, Ok; three brothers, Dr. William Marsh, Three Rivers, Dr. Luther March, Abilene, Tx. and Ray Marsh, Duncanville, TX; two sisters, Ruth Bivins, Louisburg, Tenn. and Lillian Zimmerman, Marseilles, Ill. and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were Gene D. Leatherman, Donny Bradford, Jerrold Hays, Dale Zimmerman, Frank Ankrom and Joe Bivins. Honorary bearers were Jerry Gose, Boyce McConathy, Brittain Ruebush, Henry Patterson, Leon Hurst and H.L. Graves. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

MARSHALL: In the death last Friday night in the Deming Ladies Hospital of Judge A. W. Marshall of the Sixth Judicial, comprising Grant, Luna and Hidalgo Counties, New Mexico lost one of its outstanding jurists and most prominent citizens. Born Jan. 1, 1897, at Deming, Judge Marshall was a member of a pioneer family, his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, coming to New Mexico in 1885 and locating in Deming. He was a direct descendant of U. S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. His father for many years was manager of the Victorio Land & Cattle Co. ranch Properties in Southwest New Mexico. Completing his elementary and high school education in Deming, with a year at Harvard Military Academy in Los Angeles, Judge Marshall enrolled at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, where he graduated from Law receiving a Bachelor of Law Degree in 1921. Returning to New Mexico, he began the practice of law in Deming, and soon thereafter became associated with an El Paso law firm, where he practiced for five years. In 1927 he returned to Deming and opened a law office where he practiced for 15 years and won recognition for his legal ability. Having established himself in Deming, he married Carolyn Cadwell, daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. J. M. Cadwell of Midland Texas. Surviving are Mrs. Marshall, a son, Thomas, residing in San Francisco, and a daughter, Margaret Ann, who was attending Art School in Spain at the time of her father died. She returned home by air to attend services and to be with her mother and brother. Appointed District Judge in 1941, to fill the unexpired term of Judge George W. Hay, killed in a Los Angeles traffic accident, Judge Marshall was elected to his first six year term in1942 and re-elected in 1948 and 1954. At the time of his death he was the dean of New Mexico District Judges for continuous service on the bench. He was a member of the American Bar Association, New Mexico Bar Association, the Grant County Bar Association, and Delta Theta Phi, Legal Fraternity. He had served as Mayor of Deming, was active as a civic leader and widely respected in Luna, Hidalgo and Grant Counties where he was best known. A veteran of World War I, Judge Marshall was a member of the American Legion, the Silver City Elks Lodge and St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Deming, where he had served as Senior Warden and as a member of the Vestry. He also was a past president of the Deming Chamber Commerce, Mimbres Valley County Club, and the Rotary Club. Judge Marshall's illness was comparatively brief. He was stricken with a heart attack in Lordsburg two weeks ago, was treated in the hospital there and was able to return to his home in Deming where he was believe to be making recovery, when seized with a second attack which cause his death. Presiding in some notable cases, including a series of trials during the 15- months strike several years ago against the Empire Zinc Company, in which officers and members of Local 890 of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, were found guilty of criminal and civil contempt of court, Judge Marshall imposed fines and jail sentences for defiance of restraining orders issued to prevent violence and bloodshed. One of his greatest contribution as a jurist was his understanding, patience and sympathetic consideration of all cases in the Juvenile Division of his court. Every case of a youth in trouble was thoroughly investigated, the parents called in and the case studied before a decision was made. Judge Marshall was always firm, but never harsh and he had the confidence and respect of youth. He had no peer among New Mexico judges in his handing of juvenile problems. He was well versed in civil and criminal law, of which he was a constant student. Few of his decisions were reversed by the State Supreme Court. All lawyers of the Sixth Judicial District were honorary pallbearers at funeral services held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Deming Conducting the rites was the Rev. Amos N. Guame, rector. Interment took place in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery.

MARSHALL: Merle M Marshall, 61, owner and operator of Marshall Refrigeration at Hanover, was pronounced dead on arrival at Hillcrest hospital in Silver City, where he was taken suffering a heart attack at home Monday. Mr. Marshall, who was born at Monroe, Mich., came to Santa Rita with his family in 1926. He later moved to Silver City where he resided until about two years ago, when he established his business near Hanover. He had been in the refrigeration business in the community for 32 years. Survivors Include the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Alice Marshall of Hanover a brother, Eldon Marshall of Winkleman, AZ, and nine sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hales of Elko, Nev. Mrs. Margaret Brech of Belview, Idaho,. Mrs. Wanda Bettick of Ray AZ, Mrs. Beulah Erven of Winkelman,  Mrs. Lois Gondson of Klamath Falls, Ore., Mrs. Dorothy Gordon of Deming. Mrs. Helen Morgan of Albuquerque and Mrs. Elsie Thompson of Kenwick, Wash. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. John Rebman with burial In Memory Lane Cemetery.

MARSHALL: Mrs. Fred C. Womack returned Tuesday from Ada, Okla., where she attended the funeral of her mother, Mrs. L. J. Marshall, who died in Ada, last Thursday. Mrs. Marshall was well known in Silver City, having visited here at various times with the Womack and Charles Marshall families. She had been ill for some time but died quite suddenly. Mrs. Marshall was the mother of Charles Marshall, of Roswell, until a few months ago, resided in Silver City. Another son, Dr. L. W. Marshall, is president of Wayland College in Plainview, Tex.

MARSHALL: Theodore Marshall, born in Silver City on Jan. 26, 1903, passed away Jan. 3 in Fort Worth, Texas, at his home at 1611 Long Ave. He is survived by his wife Lynnette; one son, Theodore V Marshall Jr; a daughter, Linda Emerson; a sister; Mrs. Viola Call of Deming; two brothers, John W. Marshall of Hurley and Miles Marshall of Central; a stepson, John Smith, a stepdaughter, Patty Lynn; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren: and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Grant County. He was the son of Miles V. Marshall and Carrie J. Cousland Marshall all of Santa Rita. His father preceded him in death in 1931; his mother in 1966; and his daughter Lynette in 1962. He retired from the Chino Mines in 1966. Graveside services were held today in Bridgeport, Texas.

MARSHALL: A.L. Marshall died Nov. 3 at Mission Beach, Calif. Mr. Marshall was a long time resident of Silver City, the owner of the A.L. Marshall Insurance Agency before moving to Calif. He is survived by his wife, Liz, of Mission Beach, one son, Sam, and one granddaughter, Alisa, of Las Vegas, Nev., and one brother of Toledo, Ohio. Interment will be in the family plot, Memory Lane Cemetery. No local services.

MARSHALL: Carolyn Caldwell Marshall, a prominent longtime resident of Deming, passed away Monday, April 10. She was 92 years old, residing at Willow Manor at the time of her death. She was born to Judge Joseph M. Caldwell and Annie Laurie Snelson on July 26, 1902 in Midland, Texas. In approximately 1906, her mother became a victim of an influenza epidemic, leaving her and her brother and sister in the sole custody of their father. In 1910, Judge Caldwell married Harriet Hanna, a school teacher from Little Rock, Ark., who immediately became a devoted mother. Carolyn Caldwell attended the Midland schools and graduated from Sullins College, Va. She then attended the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago, after which she became a school teacher in El Paso, Texas. During the time of her residence in El Paso, she met and married A.W. Marshall, then a practicing attorney in El Paso. After their wedding June 1, 1927 in Midland, and honeymoon voyage, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall returned to his hometown of Deming, where they resided in the Marshall family home. He established a private law practice located in the Marshall Building at Spruce and Gold streets. Mrs. Marshall was preceded in death by her husband in 1958 and their daughter, Margaret Marshall Dillon of Cohasset, Mass. in 1988. She is survived by their son, Thomas C. Marshall of Kentfield, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, David Warren Marshall, Pamela Marshall Howells, John Thomas Marshall, Robert Scott Marshall, Kathryn Dillon Schwarz, Charles Marshall Dillon and James Edward Dillon; and seven great-grandchildren, Michael and Dustin Howells, Justin and Evan Schwarz, and Cameron, Timothy and Meaghan Dillon. Mrs. Marshall was active in Deming community affairs, having been a charter member of the Book Review Club, Golden Gossip, and the Pan American Round Table. She was also a member of Old timers, Rio Mimbres Country Club, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and a charter and life member of Rotary Ann. Mrs. Marshall was also well-known in Silver City, where she was a charter member of WACKY. In 1941, her husband was appointed to the judgeship of the 6th Judicial District of New Mexico and re-elected to the position until his death in 1958. She traveled with Judge Marshall throughout New Mexico, where he was often asked to preside over courts in other districts. From the time she came to Deming, Mrs. Marshall took a particular interest in the Deming Library. She was a charter member of the Deming Library board and chaired the board during the period just prior to her husband's death. At that time the library lost its head librarian and her fellow board members encouraged her to take over the full-time management of the library. To qualify, Mrs. Marshall enrolled in library courses at New Mexico State University and Loyola University. She achieved her library science certification in1960. Mrs. Marshall was the librarian of the Deming Public Library from 1958 until her retirement in 1972. During this period, she was instrumental in achieving the Dorothy Caulfield Fisher Award for the Deming Library as one of the top 10 small libraries in the United States. During her tenure as librarian, the library was expanded and improved, and it became an integral part of the Deming Public Schools system as well as serving the public. Mrs. Marshall was active in New Mexico State Library Association and served as president of the organization as well as being a member of the State Library Commission. In the years following her retirement, Mrs. Marshall traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, South America, Mexico, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She also spent time with the family of her son, Tom Marshall in San Francisco and the family of her daughter, Margaret Dillon in Boston. She was an avid bridge player and in later life returned to painting. She was an accomplished artist and her paintings were displayed in local art shows. Carolyn Marshall will be greatly missed by her family as well as a host of friends in Deming and elsewhere. Interment will be private. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Deming at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. George Welch, vicar, will officiate. The family will greet friends and acquaintances at the Marshall family home at 200 S. Nickel, Deming, immediately following the service, and until 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Deming Public Library, 301 S. Tin or St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 419 W. Spruce, Deming in Mrs. Marshall's name. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

MARSHALL: Edwin Dwain Marshall, 24, died Wednesday in Silver City. He was born Feb. 15, 1964, in Silver City, was employed as a firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service, and was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church. Calling hours will be today from 3-10 p.m. with the rosary recited at 8 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with Deacon Rod Nichols officiating. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with interment to follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate. Survivors are his mother, Emily Diaz of Bayard; his father, John Diaz of Bayard; six brothers, Robert H. Marshall, Jr. of Germany, Gary of Houston, Texas, Mike of Italy, Guy and Sean, both of San Antonio, and John Diaz of Bayard; a grandmother, Mildred Bevel of Silver city; a grandfather, Ed Applehans of Denver, Co., two uncles, Luther Lewis of Silver City, and John Bevel of Arenas Valley; and four aunts, Lucy Waldron, Libby Lewis, and Betty Bevel all of Silver City, and Susie Bevel of Arenas Valley. Casket bearers will be Leroy, Billy Ray, Jay, Jerry, Ricky, Alfred, Patrick and Ronnie Lewis. Honorary bearers will be his six brothers and Rudy Chapin, Ruben Jaurequi and all his friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARSHALL: John W. "Sonny" Marshall, 78, died early Monday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Marshall was a resident of Hurley; was a life-long resident of Grant County; was a member of the National American Association of Retired Persons; was a member of National Rifle Association; and was an employee of Chino Mines for 33-1/2 years and retired in 1971. Fishing and hunting were his free time occupations, but his true love was playing baseball. He was a pitcher. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels and concluding services will be at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. He is survived by his wife, Nelda A. Marshall of Hurley; a son, Everett Marshall of Arenas Valley; a daughter-in-law, Karen E. Marshall of Arenas Valley; a sister, Viola Call of Las Cruces; five grandchildren, Carrie Hansen and Nina Marshall, both of Phoenix, Holly Marshall of Flagstaff, Ariz., Cliff Marshall of Alma, and James Marshall and his wife, De Shae, of Arenas Valley; and three great-grandchildren, Jason Hansen of Phoenix and Kylle and Shantelle Marshall of Arenas Valley. Casket bearers will be William Van Buskirk, Jeffrey Van Buskirk, Paul Reeves, Kirk Donaldson, Manuel Aguilera and Douglas Call. Honorary bearers will be all of his friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hurley Community Church in his memory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARSHALL: Miles (Buster) Noles Marshall, 80, died Sunday in Silver City. Mr. Marshall was a longtime resident of Grant County. He had worked as a machinist for Chino for 40 years and was a member of the International Association of Machinists. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Marshall of Central; four daughters, Nancy Martin of Hurley, Carolyn Pennington and Nola Jameson of Central, and Pat Strain of Silver City; a sister, Viola Call of Deming; a brother, John (Sonny) Marshall of Hurley; 14 great-grandchildren. No services are planned. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARSHALL: Olive Kathleen Marshall, 73, of Central, died Thursday. She was a member of the Widowed Lady's Association and of the First Baptist Church in Central. She is survived by four daughters, Nancy Martin and her husband, William, of Hurley, Carolyn Pennington of Central, Nola James on and her husband, Charles, also of Central, and Pat Strain of Tyrone; a brother, Walter Gibbs, and a sister, Anabell Jackson, both of Salem, Ore; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Marshall, in 1987. Private services will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Foundation. Arrangements are with Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARSHALL: Riley Dixon Marshall, 40, longtime area resident died in a one car accident in the upper Mimbres Valley. He was born Oct. 31, 1944 in Mesa, AZ and was a well driller. Graveside funeral services were held at Mountain View Cemetery. Fr. Jesus De Avilucea officiated. He is survived by his wife, Susan Marshall of Deming; a step-son, Wayne Drock, Deming; mother, Florence Marshall, Mesa, AZ; two brothers, T.W. Marshall Jr., Mesa, Az and one sister, Rena Powenski of Washington. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

MARSHALL: Susan Marshall, 17- year old daughter of Mrs. Katherine Marshall and A.L. Marshall, was critically injured in a fall on Tuesday evening, June 25. She was taken to Watts Clinic for treatment and on Wednesday flown to Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso where she underwent surgery for a brain injury. Following surgery, she remained in a coma until she passed away early Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the Cox Mortuary chapel in Silver City at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, with the Rev. David E. Holt of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating. Burial followed in the Silver City cemetery. Casket bearers were school friends of Susan's. They were Billy Arnspiger, Sam Lockney, Gary Tatsch, Mike Helm, Eugene Henderson and Dick Bowen. Susan, who would have been 18 on Saturday, July 6, was graduated from Western High School with the class of 1957. She was an outstanding student and very popular with her classmates as attested by the fact that she was this year elected to membership in the National Honor Society, represented the Senior Class as Prom Duchess and was elected the best all-around personality and the friendliest student, in addition to being the Senior Class favorite. She was a cheerleader during her junior and senior years. Susan was interested in dramatics and dancing and was a member of the High School Dramatics Club and acted in the junior play. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the Methodist Youth Fellowship and had made plans to enter the University of Arizona this fall to complete her education.

MARSTON: Word was received in Silver City Monday of the death in La Jolla, Calif., of Edward J. Marston, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo. For several years he had mining interests in Grant County and had many friends here where he spent much of his time. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

MARTEENY: Hazel E. Marteeny, 77, died Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born in Leesville, La., but had been a long time resident of Grant County. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sunshine Chapter No. 38, Tucson, Ariz. She is survived by one daughter, Mitzi Elliott of Tucson; one sister, Graceola Arnspiger of Silver City; one brother, Tom M. White of Silver City; and one granddaughter, Michele Elliot, also of Tucson. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Mickey West officiating. Funeral arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARTEENY: Juanita Charlene Marteeny, 70, of Silver City passed away Monday in Albuquerque. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

MARTEENY: Robert L. Marteeny, 67, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, in El Paso. Mr. Marteeny was born in Las Cruces and had been a long time resident of Grant County. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Mitzi Elliot of Tucson, Arizona. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with Reverend Ralph Hensley officiating.

MARTEL: G. Daniel Martel, 72, a resident of Silver City for the past 25 years, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was a native of North Dakota, where he spent his school years. After serving with the Marine Corps in the Pacific, he completed his education at the University of New Mexico. His business years were mainly with Xerox Corp. in Denver and Albuquerque. In the early '70s he moved to Silver City and was involved in business and real estate. Always he was concerned with helping others and spent his later years as a volunteer for the disadvantaged. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and was interested in Habitat for Humanity. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; a daughter, Amy; two sons, David and Peter; and their families. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Thursday and a private service will be held at the family cemetery in Wahpeton Hill, Ark. Contributions in his name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan, Silver city, or Habitat for Humanity, Silver City. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

MARTIN: Miss Ada R. Martin, member of a pioneer Silver City family and a sister of Harry A. Martin, prominent cattleman and owner for many years of the H Bar Y Ranch at Mule Creek, died May 24 in Los Angeles. Early day residents recall the Martin family whose original home was a spacious brick mansion occupying a full block on College Ave., now the site of the Veterans Center. When the Martin family sold their ranch holdings to Huling M. Means and moved to California, the residence was purchased by the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Goodell. Only survivor is a nephew, Capt. Martin X. Smith, U.S. Army, stationed in Los Angeles. He will accompany the body to Silver City where burial will take place in the family plot in the Silver City cemetery. Catholic graveside services will be held at 8:30 Friday morning. Interment will be under direction of the Cox Mortuary.

MARTIN: Albert E. Martin, 63, of Hurley, employee of the Carpenter Department, Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corporation, died last Saturday of a heart attack. He had been an employee of Chino for 17 years and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Martin; two sons, Luther of Bayard and Carl, Albuquerque; a daughter, Mrs. Ida May Coptini, Rochester, N.Y., thirteen grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Ernest T. Berkeley, pastor of the Hurley Community Church. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

MARTIN: Alice Edna Martin, 86, a Deming resident, died Wednesday at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 1 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming with Paul Yancy officiating. Interment will follow at the Middle Animas Cemetery in Middle Animas. She was born Dec. 5, 1910, in Hachita to Chancy Yarbrough and Dollie Eades Yarbrough. She was a lifelong area resident, having lived most of her life in Animas. She worked as a clerk at Deming Office Supply and Ruebush Saddlery. She also worked at the Deming Public Schools and at Lordsburg Drug. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Norma Jean Lynch of Deming; a brother, Clayton Yarbrough of Animas; two sisters, Daphene Kimbley of Lordsburg and Anna Mae Poindexter of Deming; a grandson, Martin Lynch of Deming; and two great grandsons, Olin Neal and Royce Hugh Lynch both of Deming. Pallbearers with be Clifford and Clyde Yarbrough, Lonnie Hensley, Merle Guess, Bill Everhart and Willis Walter. Honorary bearers are Terry Everhart, Gene Ruebush Sr., Richard Leyba, Burns Doyar and David May, Lonnie Jacobs, Pat Parker and Raymond Cobos. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Hachita Community Center. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

MARTIN: Austin Wadsworth Martin, 78, died Sunday evening in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1910, in Claretta, Okla. He had been a resident of Grant County since 1969 coming from Truth or Consequences, and he was retired from the U.S. Forest Service. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday Evening at 5:30 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Fred Gonzalez of the Silver City Potters House officiating. Survivors are his wife, Katherine, of Silver City; two sons, Allen Martin, of Sacramento, Calif., and Gary Detrick; one daughter, Linda Baca of Silver City; two brothers, Sterlin Martin of Mimbres and Robert Martin of Marana, Ariz.; one sister, Veltie Martin of Silver City and eight grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTIN: Mrs. Bess Martin, wife of H.E. Martin, passed away last Saturday in Hillcrest General Hospital, following a long illness. Private funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday in the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. A.D. Cavanaugh, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Masonic cemetery. Surviving are her husband; a son, Mickey Allison, Midlothian, Texas; three brothers, Bryan and Fred Dunagin, Merkel, Texas and Elmo Dunagin, Osterville, Mass.; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Mashburn, Silver City and Mrs. Ruby Rainboldt, Big Spring, Texas.

MARTIN: Calvin Martin, 56, prominent rancher of Duncan, Arizona, died the past week in a Phoenix hospital, following major surgery. He was active in livestock circles for many years. Survivors are his widow of Duncan; three sons, Bill Martin of Duncan, Claude of Las Cruces and Calvin of Safford a number of grandchildren four sisters, Mrs. Florence McDonald of Silver City; Mrs. Mildred Varmillion of Southwest City, Mo.; Mrs. Martha Harvell of Lordsburg and Mrs. Helen Hole of Anthony NM. Funeral services were held in Lordsburg followed by burial in the cemetery at Duncan.

MARTIN: Mrs. Caroline B Martin, 55, a resident of Grant County for the past 35 years, died last Thursday at her home at Cliff, following a long illness. Survivors are her husband, Mark 0. Martin of Cliff;  two brothers, J. Y. Barnett of Deming and J. F. Barnett of Socorro; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Horrell of Las Cruces. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Orville Cosby at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel at Curtis Mortuary with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery.

MARTIN: Cedar Martin, a former Grant county resident died in Chico, CA nursing home on Wednesday May 1 at the age of 72. He was born March 15, 1913 to Wade and Mary Martin in Martinsville Ark, a town named after his paternal grandfather. At an early age he moved with his family to Silver City were he was educated. This is still the family home. He had also lived in Texas and southern California before moving to Chico in 1944 after his discharge from the Army. He has sustained major injuries in the European theater of WW II. In 1946 he married Laura Ryan Capps of Chico where they resided together until his death. For 20 years prior to his retirement in 1975 he traveled a large Northern Calif. territory representing eastern distilleries. He was an avid golfer and sportsman. He was a member of several wildlife and conservation groups, the Disabled American Veterans, a charter member of the Bidwell golf club and a life member of the Chico Elks. Besides his wife he is survived by a brother, James Seabeck Washington. Survivors in Grant County are Don Martin a nephew and Mary Convery, a niece. A younger brother, Wade, died three years ago.

MARTIN: Clarence H Martin, 58, suffered a fatal heart attack at his residence in Glenwood August 4. Mr. Martin was a native of Akeley, Minn. and had lived in Glenwood for the past two years. Survivors include his wife, Irma; three daughters, Mrs. Dona Steadham, Mrs. Carolyn Canepa, and Mrs. Jerri Rich, all of Reno, Nev.; one son, Richard of Jackson, Wyo.; six grandchildren; one brother, Chet of International Falls, Minn.; and one sister. Mrs. Carolyne Peterson of Duluth, Minn. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Goof Shepherd officiating. Cremation will follow in Albuquerque

MARTIN: Emily Leann Martin, infant daughter of Lawrence N. "Larry" and Melinda Burke Martin passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, at birth at Gila Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Gila with Bishop Donald Hooker officiating. Interment will be in the Gila Cemetery. Emily is survived by her parents; a brother, Kyle Martin, and a sister, Ashley Martin, both of Cliff; her maternal grand-parents, Wallace and Jackie Burke of Deming; and her paternal grandparents, David and Linda Murphy of Hanover. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARTIN: Etta Martin, 85, a resident of Santa Rita and Silver City for the past 39 years, passed away here Feb, 10, following a 1ingering illness. Mrs. Martin was a native of Laguna Reservation and received her there and later graduated from the School of Nursing at St Joseph hospital in Albuquerque. She was on the nursing staff at the Santa Rita Hospital before its closing. She is survived by a nephew Larry Pacheco and a niece Mrs. Edith Carr of Pojoaque, Laguna. Funeral services were conducted from the Curtis Bright funeral chapel at 2:30 pm Feb 13 with interment following in the Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev Eugene Bjork will officiate. Casket bearers were Dan Thorne, William Frazier, John Fleming, Gene Gallasini, Charles Slout and E.C. Johnson.

MARTIN: Flossie V. Martin, 71, died Sunday in Tucson Medical Center. Mrs. Martin was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and had been a resident of Grant County for fifty-five years, where she was employed by Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) Martin of Arenas Valley and a sister, Lavonne Taylor of Los Angeles. Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Serving as pallbearers were: Richard Dannelly, Jack Burke, Michael Coon, Fred Vigil, James Woolsey and Jerry Willis.

MARTIN: Frances Martin, 99, of Silver City passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home

MARTIN: Mrs. Gage Lovett Martin, 83, died Oct 11 at the Good Samaritan Village. She was born Sept. 4, 1900 in Flynn, Texas and moved to Duncan, Ariz. with her parents in 1917. She moved to Jal and Hobbs in August 1976. She was married to Clarence D. Martin Dec. 24, 1921 in Duncan and was a columnist for the Silver City Enterprise. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Jacob Bennett Chapter, Silver City and the order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her son, H A (Pat) Martin, Jal, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday Oct. 14 at, the Methodist Church in Duncan. Burial followed at the Duncan cemetery.

MARTIN: Mrs. Harriet Eula Martin, 94, who had made Silver City her home for the past 26 years, died last Thursday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Martin, a native of Bosque, TX, was married to William Henry Martin at Carlisle, N.M., now Steeplerock, and the couple maintained ranching interests in Sierra County until Mr. Martin’s retirement in 1940, when they came to Grant County. Mr. Martin preceded his wife in death in 1945. For the past 23 years, Mrs. Martin has made her home with daughter, Mrs. Grace Cummings. She was quite active and alert, and was an avid gardener until the last year when the infirmities of old age curtailed her favorite hobby. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors of Mrs. Martin include five sons, C. C. Martin of Benson, Ariz. ,James A. Martin of Los Angeles, Calif., William and Ed Martin of Silver City, and Wesley Martin of Santa Rita; three daughters, Mrs. Cummings of Silver City, Mrs. Sea Somny of Calimesa, Calif., and Mrs. Edna Ruth Hogue of Ontario, Calif.; five grandsons and six great-grandchildren; one brother, John Casper of Pima, Ariz.;  two sisters, Mrs. Rose Adams and Mrs. Dee Ida Moses, both of Inglewood, Calif. The funeral services were held Saturday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, Rev. James G. Wayne officiating. Burial was In the Masonic Cemetery.

MARTIN: Henry Alexander "Pat" Martin, 62, a resident of Jal, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. He was born Oct. 4, 1929 in Duncan, Ariz. Mr. Martin was married March 17, 1951, in Silver City to June Jackson. He had made his home in Jal for the past 35 years. He was involved in the ranching industry and also worked with El Paso Natural Gas Co. as a pipeline test specialist. He was a past master of the Jal Masonic Lodge and a member of the Las Cruces Scottish Rite. He was involved with the Rainbow and DeMolay youth groups. Mr. Martin was a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, having served in the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, June Martin of Jal; a son, James Martin, also of Jal; a daughter, Ellen Jacobs and her husband, Terry, of Hobbs; and two grandchildren, Alexander and Katherine Jacobs of Hobbs. Services were to be held this morning at the First United Methodist Church in Jal. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Duncan Cemetery.

MARTIN: Henry Edward Martin, 88, a longtime resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Martin was born in Voca, Texas, Feb. 16, 1902, to William Henry Martin and Harriet Cosper Martin. In 1916, he moved with his parents from Texas to Hillsboro, where his father engaged in ranching. In his early teen-age years, he attended school in Hillsboro and later attended the state college in Mesilla Park. He was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. until the late 1930s. He then moved to Colorado, where he worked for the Bureau of Reclamation until 1943. He moved back to the Silver City area, where once again he went to work for Kennecott, until his retirement in the late 1960s. During his retirement he enjoyed gardening and watching his favorite sports. He was a longtime active member of Masons Lodge No. 55 AF&AM in Hurley. In1989, he received his 65-year lodge membership pin. He was also a member of the Grant County Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Bess, in 1960. Surviving Mr. Martin are his sister, Grace M. Cummins of Silver City; three nephews, John E. Cummins of Atascadero, Calif., and James and Tom Martin of Phoenix; four grandnieces; and two grandnephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by members of the Masonic Lodge at the Masonic Cemetery, where interment will take place. Members of the Masonic Lodge will also be serving as pallbearers. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

MARTIN: Graveside services, for Mrs. Iva Janie Martin, 81, Cliff, a 77-year resident of Grant County, were held Tuesday at Gila. Mrs. Martin died Saturday at a Silver City hospital. Rev. Don McDougal, pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian church of Gila, conducted the services. Pallbearers were Jupe Means, George Scholl, Wort Youngblood, Ervin Goats, Clyde Harkey and Curley Traynor. Survivors Include one daughter, Mrs. Pinky Norris, Gila; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

MARTIN: John L. Martin, a Hatch resident, passed away Monday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Mr. Martin was born Sept 14, 1903, in Spur, Texas. He was one of 13 children born to J.J. and Mary Rozelle Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and five brothers. He was a member of the Church of Christ, past master of Hatch Masonic Lodge No. 62, past patron of the Hatch chapter of Eastern Star No. 52, a member of the White Shrine in Albuquerque, a member of the Ballut Abayad Temple in Albuquerque, and a lifetime member and supporter of the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital. He was a farmer and rancher in Spur before moving to New Mexico from Texas in 1928. For many years Mr. Martin and his wife Creola, operated grocery stores in Hatch, Silver City and Lordsburg. He also owned and operated hog farms in Deming and Clovis. In 1948, he went into the house-moving business. His business became known as Martin and Bartlett Trucking. The Martins later moved to Silver City, where they remained until 1973. In Silver City, they owned and operated the AA Laundry and Dry Cleaners. Mr. Martin was a member of the Grant County Sheriff's Posse. He was elected Grant County sheriff in 1968, serving one term. The couple returned to Hatch in 1973. Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Creola Marks Martin; a daughter, Johnnie Jo Bartlett of Hatch; a stepson, Ted Carr of Arrey; and four grandchildren, Johnelle Carr Baker of Buckhorn, Junelea Carr Alexander of Dumfries, Va., Sheila Barlett Massey of Animas, and Dawna Sue Bartlett of Las Cruces. Other survivors include two sisters, Jewell Smith of Roswell and Audrey Harvey of Houston; a son-in-law, Gilbert Bartlett of Hatch; grandsons-in-law, Larry Alexander of Dumfries, and Randy Massey of Animas; seven great-grandchildren, Emmitt Baker of Cape May, N.J., Kristin, Geoffrey and Lauren Alexander of Dumfries, and Tammy, Tish and Cash Massey of Animas; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. today at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. Graveside services are to take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch. Serving as pallbearers will be Marshall Cunningham, Charles Anderson, Darwin Rooker, Bill Morrision, Gary Jones and Randy Massey. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lake View Christian Home in Carlsbad or the Shiners Crippled Children's Transportation Fund in Albuquerque

MARTIN: Mr. John R Martin, 69, died February 9. He was a life long resident of this community and a retired Kennecott employee. He is survived by his widow, Salome, of Hurley; Five sons, Genaro, Joe, Manuel, of Hurley, Lina of Bayard and Jesus of Rowland Heights Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Delfina Arsola of Silver city and Mrs. Mary Gomes of Hurley; 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Rosary services were recited in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel Thursday at 7:30pm and burial mass services recited in the Infant Jesus Christ Catholic church at Hurley Friday at 9am with the Rev Fr Thomas officiating. Casket bearers were George Marin, Bernie Marin, Genero Marin, Manuel Arsola, Cecillo Jaurequi and Earnest Placencio.

MARTIN: Lydia E. Martin, 83, a resident of Pinos Altos, entered life eternal Saturday. She was born June 15, 1909, in Roebling, N.J. She was a member of the Rio Mimbres Baptist Church, and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 5-7 this evening in Baca's Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Rio Mimbres Baptist Church with the Rev. Rod Chandler officiating. Burial will follow at the Pinos Altos Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Josef Martin of Pinos Altos; two sons, Ernest Martin of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Karl Martin of Bear Creek, Pa.; a daughter, Joan Zagortz of Mount Vernon, Wash.; a brother, Everet Johnson of Beverley, N.J.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Dan Maxwell, Gary MacGrumley, Michael Lello, David Rinsch, Jimmy Don Oliver and Charles McCargish. Honorary bearers will be Stanley Berridge, Don Oliver and Marshal Basham. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTIN: Mark Gault (Slim) Martin, a long time New Mexico resident died June 30 ____________

MARTIN: Mary Escal Martin, 90, died Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She had been a resident of Grant County since 1959 and was a member of the Silver Street Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters. Louise M. Porter of Bayard and Zelma M. Norris of El Paso, Texas; a son, John Dan Martin of Las Cruces; a sister, Lucille Powell of Clovis; a brother, Jack Bond of San Jon ; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will he held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Sam Ruebush and the Rev. Andy Carr officiating. Interment will follow Monday in house, N.M. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of’ Silver City. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a favorite charity.

MARTIN: Paul Joseph Anthony Martin, 60, resident north of Deming died at his home recently. He was born April 13, 1924 in Dubuque, Iowa and was a World War II veteran having served 3 1/2 years in the Philippines. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was the past Installation Officer for the Knights of Columbus in Milwaukee, Wis. prior to moving to Deming in June of 1962. In Deming he was presently the safety inspector for the City of Deming and was the Vice-Commander for VFW Post No. 1477 in which he had life membership. Rosary services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel and Mass of the Christian Burial was at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by the Luna County United Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Corrine Martin of the home; three sons, Paul Carl Martin, Bartlett, Ill., Robert Paul Martin, Cloudcroft and Guy Anthony Martin, Las Cruces; two daughters, Nancy Lee Ellis and Gail Marie Hanigan, Benson, AZ; five grandchildren and step-father, Joseph Sperl of Milwaukee, Wis. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

MARTIN: Richard Lee (Dick) Martin, 38, Ford Motor Co. dealer in Silver City and Grant County, died Tuesday in the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital at Denver, where he had been a patient for several weeks. He had been ill for about three months. Mr. Martin had resided here since October,1957 at which time he acquired the Ford Agency, coming to New Mexico from Roby, Texas where he was in the automobile business. During his 2-1/2 years residence he became prominent in business circles and had a part in all projects for the progress of the community. He was a member of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, other civic clubs and organizations and served as a member of the vestry of the Episcopal Good Shepherd Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Immediate survivors are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Martin, and two sons, David, 8 and Peter, 6. Members of his family were with him when he passed away. Funeral arrangements are pending, with burial to take place at his former home in Midland, Texas.

MARTIN: Robert E. Martin, 83, pioneer ranchman of the Buckhorn area, where he had lived for the past fifty years, died last Wednesday at his home. Born in Louisiana he came to the southwest in 1896. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Iva Allen; a daughter, Mrs. Leola M. Norris, Cliff; a brother, Dary L. Martin, San Fernando, Calif.; and three sisters, Mrs. Myra Hughs, Phoenix; Mrs. Clara Adelman, Sunny Vale, Calif. and Mrs. Edna Frederick, San Jose, Calif. Graveside burial rites were held Saturday at Gila Mesa cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Johnson.

MARTIN: Robert W. Martin, 70, of Silver City passed away Thursday, May 14, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born July 5, 1927, in Taminy, Texas, to Martha and Wiley Martin. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with local veterans groups officiating. Mm. Martin was a World War II veteran. He served as a communications specialist during the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals in Germany. He relocated to New Mexico in the early l950s, for health reasons. His hobby was woodworking. He built the first store at Lake Roberts and was a member of the Lake Roberts Association. Mr. Martin was a registered medical technologist and was in charge of hospital laboratories in Silver City and Fort Bayard Medical Center. He retired from Fort Bayard Medical Center in 1985 due to poor health. He is survived by his wife, Janet, of the home; a daughter, Helga Oldenburg, and her husband, Otto, of Germany; two stepdaughters, Deborah Vargas and her husband, David, of Silver City, and Sue Ann Cabebe of Fort Bayard; a sister, Inez Davenport of Magnolia, Texas; several grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be directed to a favorite charity,, Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARTIN: Sterlin G. Martin, 76, a resident of Mimbres, died Thursday afternoon in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 6, 1913, in Locust Grove, Okla., and had been a resident of New Mexico for the past 64 years. Mr. Martin was retired from Phelps Dodge, where he had worked as a truck driver. He was a great oral historian of the Southwest. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 in the San Lorenzo Cemetery with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Survivors include his wife, Cleo Alean Cook Martin of Mimbres; two sons, Freddie Ray Martin of Reserve and Lennie Martin of Arenas Valley; three daughters, Omah Ledah Desmare of Tularosa, Alean Royes of Arlington, Texas, and Beulah Martin of Deming; a brother, Robert Martin of Tucson, Ariz.; and 16 grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Dennis Cook, Dan Maxwell, Kevin Burns, Sterlin Desmare, Gene Tow and Shad Burns. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTIN: Veltie Alene Martin, 68, born to Zealous and Mary Martin in Haxton, Colo., March 14, 1921, passed away Wednesday. The Martins came to the Alma area in 1925 where they homesteaded and raised their family. Veltie married Charley "Sam" Burns in 1936 and they raised their family in the Glenwood area and in old Tyrone. Calling hours will be in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels Friday from 9 a.m. until l p.m. Graveside funeral services will be Friday afternoon at 4 in the family plot in the Alma Cemetery with David Dugan of the Church of Christ of Sparta, Mo., officiating. Survivors include two sons, Billy Burns of Reserve and Bobby Burns of Silver City, and their families; three daughters, Ella Mae Cleveland and Zella Fae Underwood of Silver City, and Melodie Gay Huber of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Sterling Martin of Mimbres and Robert Martin of Marana, Ariz., and their families; two granddaughters, Rhonda Atwood and Kim Garrison, both of Silver City; and eight grandsons, Chuck, Jody and Tim Bryant, Monte, Shad, Kevin and Brian Burns, and Ky Gentry Huber. She was preceded in death by one brother, Austin Martin and one sister, Venus Bryant. Casket bearers will be Roy Snyder, Bob Upton, Jody Bryant, and Kevin, Monte and Shad Burns. Honorary bearers will be John Southerlin, Lenny Martin, Frank Kincheloe, Ty Martin and Brian Burns. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTIN: Funeral services for Wade H. Martin, age 61, who died in Shawnee, Okla., Aug. 30, was held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First Methodist Church of Silver City officiating, Mr. Martin is survived by his wife Mrs. Lillian Martin of Shawnee, three sons, Everett of Chico, Calif.., James of Bremerton, Wash., and Wade of Arenas Valley; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Nelson of Corpus Christi, Tex., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Casket bearers were Gene Galassini, George Dodson, Albert Galassini, Oliver Newell, Floyd Beilue, and Jack Fahrlender. Interment was Memory Lane Cemetery.

MARTIN: Wade Webb Martin died July 9 in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Martin was born July 24, 1921 in Martinville, Ark. He was a member of the Community Church in Arenas Valley and belonged to the Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie, of Silver City; a son, Don Martin of Tucson, a daughter, Mary Convery of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Louise Lewis, of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren; two brothers, James of Seabeck, Wash., and Everett of Chico, Calif. Services for Mr. Martin were Monday, July 13 at 2 p.m. in the Wheeler Chapel and burial followed at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Re. Ken Schultz officiating. Pallbearers were Gene Galassini, Albert Galassini, Garland Beilue, Carrol Porter, Bernie Stern, and Baltasar Sandoval. Honorary pallbearers were Horace Garcia, Oliver Dodson, Pete Garcia, Luther Beilue, Al Schampers, Buster Gardiner, Chet Russell, Gene Tow, Jim Shepard, Ray Douding and Tootie Ortiz. The family asked that donations go to the Heart and Cancer fund. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARTIN: Wesley C Martin, 59, of the Mimbres, died Monday in El Paso, Tex. Mr. Martin was born at Millersview, Tex., in 1909 and came with his family to Hillsboro in 19l6. He was employed by the U. S. Forest Service and local ranchers and the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation. In June of 1939 he married the former Ruth Eby. Survivors of the deceased include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Martin; his sons, Capt. James W. Martin of the USAF, Lt. Thomas C. Martin of the U. S. Navy, and Roy Lee Eby; his brothers, Coleman C. Martin of Benson, Ariz., James A Martin of Los Angeles, William and Edward Martin of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Beth Sommy of Calimesa Calif., Mrs. Grace Cummins, of Silver City and Mrs. Edna Ruth Houge of Ontario, Calif., and two granddaughters. The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City with the Rev. Wither Paul of the Arenas Valley Community Church officiating. Burial was in the Mountainview Cemetery in Deming. Santa Rita Lodge No. 44, A.F. & A.M., held graveside services. Pallbearers were Chandler Elkins, Regis McSherry, Lloyd Merino, Walter Hamilton, Dan Thorne and Pete Moore.

MARTIN: Mrs. Willie Mae Martin, 72, died Sunday in a local clinic. She had resided in Silver City for 25 years. Survivors are her husband, retired Major. Charles M Martin; two sons, Charles M. Martin, Jr., Roswell, and William K. Martin Torrance, Calif; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne B. Mitten, Jr., Albuquerque; seven grandchildren and two brothers, D. L. Henry and C. Henry, Dallas, Texas. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Dr. Claude Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Memory Lane cemetery.

MARTIN: William M. Martin, 75, died in a hospital in Upland, Calif. He was a resident of Silver City for the past 15 years and was visiting in California. He is a retired construction contractor and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his three brothers, Coleman of Benson, Ariz., James of Los Angeles, and H. Edward of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Bea Sonny of Cal Mesa, Calif., Mrs. Edna Ruth Hogue of Ontario, Calif., and Mrs. Grace Cummings of Silver City. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Neal Nicolay of the Arenas Valley Community Church officiating. Interment and military services followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pete Moore, Frank Selman, Leroy Smith, Johnny McDonald, Jim McCauley and Walter L. Wilson.

MARTIN: William S. Martin Jr., 63, died in Silver City Wednesday. Mr. Martin had been a resident of Grant County since May 1966. He was a prominent lawyer serving as assistant district attorney for the Sixth Judicial District; was past president of the Copper Crest Country Club; was past president of the Silver Golf Association; and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Martin of Silver City; three daughters, Jolee Meisner of Silver City, Shelby Hurt of Brice, Utah, and Betsy Martin of Chillicothe, Ohio; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Martin Sr. of Madison, Miss.; three sisters, Mary Lee Minninger of Monroe, La., Ginny Bufkin of Jackson, Miss., and June Martin of Madison; a brother, Joe Martin, also of Madison; and three grandchildren, Terry and Anne Hurt of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Joshua Meisner of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Martin, in 1962. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARTIN: One of Southwestern New Mexico’s pioneer-residents, Mrs. Wilma Martin, 67, wife of C. C. Martin, rancher of the Steeplerock district and president of the First National Bank of Lordsburg, died last Wednesday at the family home of a heart attack. Born in Texas, she came to New Mexico with her parents as a girl. In 1898 she married Mr. Martin. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Calvin. Martin Duncan AZ and four daughters Mrs. Taylor McDonald White Signal, Mrs. Elmer H___, El Paso; Mrs. Leslie Harvell and Mrs. Roy Vermillion residing in the state of Washington, and eight grandchildren. All members of the family attended the funeral held at Duncan, Sunday where Internment took place.

MARTINEZ: Adela E. Martinez, 81, a former resident of Silver City, entered into rest Friday in Amarillo, Texas. She was born May 23, 1913 in Gila to Santiago and Florinda Martinez. She was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Felix M. Hernandez of Amarillo; and two daughters, Viola Abalos and Florinda G. Pena and her husband, Robert, also of Amarillo. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Alfredo Vasquez Martinez, 46, died Tuesday evening in Silver City. Mr. Martinez was born in Santa Rita and had been a lifelong resident of Grant ‘County, He was a communicant of the Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors are two daughters, Loretta and Annette Martinez, both of Silver City; three sons, Alfred Martinez Jr., Ramon Martinez and Richard Martinez. all of Silver City; his mother, Sarah Vasquez of Silver City; two sisters, Lupe Jones and Reina Rios, both of Silver City; eight brothers, Manuel Martinez of Hurley, Benny Martinez of Whittier, Calif., Rudy Valdez of La Puente, Calif., and Henry Morales, Louis Morales, Albert Morales, Arthur Morales, and Rarnon Morales, all of Silver City and seven grandchildren, Michael Martinez Ramon Martinez Jr., Jenny Ferranti, Crystal Ferranti, Juan Martinez, Gabriel Hernandez and William Hernandez. lie was preceded in death h his wife, Jenny Martinez, in 1Q80; and one brother, Tony Martinez. Rosary recital ion will he held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and funeral services will be held at pm Saturday at Saint Vincent’s with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery with American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Albert Granadino, Mickey Grado, Jesse Atencio, Ruben Vasquez, Manuel Martinez, and Benny Martinez, Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers Rudy Valdez, Henry Morales, Luis Morales, Albert Morales, Arthur Morales, and Ramon Morales. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARTINEZ: Alice (Mrs. P.J.) Martinez, the former Alice Bail, died at her home in Durango, Mexico on May 10, two months after the death of her brother, Maj. Arthur Bail in Whipple, Ariz. Mrs. Martinez, a sister of Mrs. Joe Lorier, Sr. of Hurley, was born and reared in Silver City and was an accomplished pianist. She was the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. J.D. Bail. Most of her married life was in Mexico where her husband, the late P.J. Martinez, owned gold and silver mines and operated a lumber business. She is survived by five daughters, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all living in Mexico, and her sister in Hurley. Funeral services were held in Durango.

MARTINEZ: Amado O. Martinez, 73, died Sunday at Mountain Shadows Health Care Center in Las Cruces. He was born Nov. 10, 1919, in Los Angeles. A former resident of Bayard, he had been a Las Cruces resident for about the last 11 years. Mr. Martinez served in the U.S. Navy during World War II with the Seabees in the South Pacific. He was a retired plumbing contractor and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife, Agripina Martinez of the home; two sons, Michael Martinez of Silver City and Cesar Martinez of Las Cruces; three daughters, Anna Lee Morales of La Verne, CA, Jo Ann Serrano of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Nayeli Martinez of Las Cruces; two brothers, Paul Martinez and Jack Martinez, both of Bayard; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces, where the prayer vigil will follow at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will start at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church with the committal rite following at St. Joseph's. Officiating will be the Rev. Juan Moreno. Serving as pallbearers will be Sam Cabrera, Cesar De La Rosa, Tommy Martinez, Adrian Nunez, Jack Martinez Jr. and Bucky Martinez. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: Amalia Martinez, born in Jerome, Ariz., on Oct. 12, 1913, passed away June 24 along with her husband, E.P. Martinez, at their Saliz Ranch home. They were buried in Reserve June 28. Survivors are three daughters, Theresa Edwards, Belinda Richmond and Elaine Jaramillo; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Anselmo, Manuel and Paul Lerma; and three sisters, Lazaritas Lerma, Vera Martinez and Esther True. She was preceded in death by a son, Elmo, who died in 1977.

MAETINEZ: Andres Martinez, 55, a life-long resident of Silver City, died Monday at Hillcrest Hospital. He was a retired employee of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anselma Martinez; two sons, Ruben and Andres Eugene Martinez; one daughter, Imelda Martinez; three stepsons, Johnny, Jimmy and Alvino Lopez; his step-father, Pete Jimenez; one brother, Manuel E Martinez, and a sister, Adela Martinez. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel and a second rosary was held Wednesday in the chapel at 2 p.m., followed by burial in the Catholic Cemetery.

MARTINEZ: Angelita Lujan Martinez, 88, a lifetime Silver City resident, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, at her home. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil and rosary ser- vice will begin at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will officiate. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols, pastor, officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. She was born Oct. 2, 1910, in Gila to Jose Maria Vasquez and Felicita Lujan. She was a homemaker and communicant of the Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include her sons, Silverio "Tony" and Eva Martinez of Phoenix, Joe and Maggie Martinez of Haden, Ariz., Cipriano and Gloria Martinez of Silver City, and Ronnie Martinez of Deming; five daughters, Virginia Saavedra, Lupe Abeyta, Francisca and Abel Medina, and Petra Carbajal of Silver City, and Pricilla and Arturo Marquez of Phoenix; 40 grandchildren; 105 great- grandchildren; and 43 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cipriano Martinez; a brother, Pete Lujan; and a son-in-law, Gilbert Saavedra. Pallbearers will be James, Eddie Joe and Mark Martinez, Ralph Medina, Rene Carbajal and Jackie Abeyta. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels

MARTINEZ: Angelita Rosales Martinez, 55, a lifetime Bayard resident, entered life eternal Tuesday morning at her home. She was born May 1, 1937, in Santa Rita. Mrs. Martinez was a member of the Catholic Church, and was employed by Fort Bayard Medical Center. Calling hours will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will officiate. The funeral liturgy will be held Friday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Tom Fogarty officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Hurley Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Gonzalo Martinez of Bayard; her mother, Anita Rosales of Silver City; three sons, Anthony "Tony" Martinez, Larry Martinez and Marty Martinez, all of Bayard; a daughter, Dorothy Martinez Portillo, and her husband, Richard, of Central; two brothers, Arnold Chavez of Phoenix and David Rosales of San Jose, Calif.; and three sisters, Virginia Rosales of Bayard, Terry Rosales of San Jose and Susan Vasquez of Chase, Kan. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Naomi Amador, Anthony Martinez Jr., Yllana Mari Amador, Larry Martinez Jr., Angelina Martinez and Christopher James Martinez; a great-granddaughter, Brenda Nichole Amador; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be George Trujillo Jr., Isaac Rosales, Larry Martinez, Timothy Hernandez, James Abalos, Victor Manzano, Naomi Lynn Amador and Anthony Martinez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Anna N. Martinez, 86, died Thursday at her home in Central. Mrs. Martinez had been a resident of Grant County for the past 40 years. She was born July 26, 1903, in Santa Rosa, Chihuahua, Mexico, was a homemaker, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Society. Calling hours were today at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel from 2-5 p.m. Rosary service will be today at 7p.m. in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Santa Clara Catholic Church with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Melchior Dano will officiate. Survivors are her two sons, Emilio Trevizo and his wife, Teresa, of Bayard and Ricardo Trevizo and his wife, Andrea, of El Paso, Texas; three daughters, Anna Salcido and her husband, Fernando, of Tombstone, Ariz., Mary Hurtado and her husband, Alfredo, of Maywood, Calif., and Margarita Soto of Bayard; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Greg Soto, Bobby and Ricky Trevizo, Richard Salcido, Michael Hurtado and Joe Soto Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Anthony Manual and Liana Olivia Martinez, born June 4, passed away at University Hospital in Albuquerque. Anthony Manual and Liana Olivia Martinez were infant twin children of Roger Martinez and Elizabeth Melendez of Silver City. They are survived by their parents; their grandfather Gilbert Melendez of Las Cruses; grandmother Geraldine Vargas of Las Cruses; uncles Gilbert Melendez Jr. and his wife Verna, and Charles Melendez of Silver City, Pat Melendez and Candelario Vargas of Las Cruses, and Tim Martinez of Brighton CO; and their aunts, Evelyn Jimenez, and her husband Julio of Silver City, Debra Ortega and Felicia Martinez of Las Cruses and Charlotte McCardy of Colorado Springs, CO. Graveside services were held this afternoon at Memory Lane cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.

MARTINEZ: Antonio V. Martinez, 42, passed away Wednesday, March 8 in Safford Ariz., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Martinez, a former resident of Silver City, was residing in Safford at the time of his death. He was active in LULAC for several years. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Belinda Martinez, a son, David Martinez, two grandsons, his mother, Mrs. Sara Vasquez, all of Silver City. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Lupe Jones, Mrs. Reina Rios, both of Silver City, nine brothers, Manuel Martinez of Hurley, Alfredo Martinez, of Silver City, Benito Martinez of Arenas Valley, Arnold Valdez of La Puente, Calif., Luis Morales, Arturo Morales and Ramon Morales, all of Silver City. Rosary recitation was held Friday, March 10 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, March 11 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City. Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Escobedo, Anthony Romero, Manuel Medina, Juan Chip, Macario Borrego and Eugene Baca.

MARTINEZ: Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the home in Fierro for Mrs. Apolonia R. Martinez, 69, who died Saturday morning. High Mass was held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at the Fierro Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis Smerke officiating, with burial at 4:30 Monday afternoon in the Fierro cemetery. Mrs. Martinez who had lived all her life in Grant County, is survived by six sons, Albert, Fred, Henry, Augustin, Alfredo and Alex, all of Fierro; four daughters, Miss Caroline Martinez, Mrs. Librada Carrasco, San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Magdalene Perez of Colton, Calif., and Mrs. Paula Gaytan, Bayard; one brother, Florentino Baca of El Paso and by twenty-five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cox Mortuary.

MARTINEZ: Aresteo C. Martinez, 73, died in Scottsdale, Arizona, he was a resident of this community for the past 63 years and was a retired Cobre School employee. He is survived by four sons, Quino I. of Scottsdale, Tony E. of Alamogordo, Raul E. of Santa Fe, and Joseph A. of Phoenix; three daughters, Mrs. Ana Maria M. Williams of Bayard, Mrs. Julia M. Emmons of Inspiration, Ariz., and Miss Micaela E. Martinez of Bayard; 12 grandchildren, his sister in law, Mrs. Isabel Ancira of Bayard and Mrs. Luz Elizalde of Alamogordo; his nieces Miss Julia Martinez and Miss Teodora Martinez. Rosary was recited in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel, the funeral Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard the Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinoza officiated. Interment followed in the Fierro Cemetery.

MARTINEZ: Arthur L. "Tudy" Martinez, 46, a resident of Santa Clara, Calif., passed away Monday in San Jose, Calif. He was born Jan. 27, 1948, to Antonio and Cecilia (Lucero) Martinez in Silver City. He was a resident of Central until the age of 13. He then moved to Highland, Calif. Mr. Martinez served in the U.S. Army and the Vietnam War, and was discharged on May 1, 1974. He was an avid photographer and enjoyed it as his hobby. He is survived by two aunts, Flora Corral and her husband, Alfredo, of Central, and Erlinda Chavira and her husband, Albert, of Silver City; two uncles, Albert Lucero and his wife, Kathy, of Santa Monica, Calif., and Nacho Martinez and his wife, Adelea, of Central; two sisters, Sylvia Holguin and her husband, Robert, of Albuquerque, and Sara Martinez of Silver City; and two brothers, LeRoy Martinez and his wife, Debbie, of Albuquerque, and Richard Martinez of Santa Barbara, Calif. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. The prayer vigil (rosary) will begin at 7 p.m. with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting, also at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

MARTINEZ: Antonia Peña Martinez, 93, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered into eternal rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1904, in Faywood to Pedro and Dorothea Moreno Pena. She was a, homemaker and communicant at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Calling hours will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7:30, with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 am Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Gregory Moore officiating. Surviving are Ray P. Martinez and his wife, Luisa, of Silver City, Martin P. Martinez Jr. and his wife, Antonia, of Hurley, and Gonzalo P. Martinez of Bayard; five daughters, Lumina Barhoza of San Jose, Calif., Matilda Quesada and her husband, Claudio, of El Paso, Texas, Nellie Abalos of Silver City, Tonie Laney and her husband, Eddie, of Arenas Valley, and Mary Ellen Martinez of Arenas Valley; four brothers, Anastacio Pena and his wife, Aurora, of Deming, Lorenzo Peña of Hurley, Eloy Pefla and his wife, Ida, of Bayard, and Abran Peña and his wife, Beatrice of Deming; two sisters, Isabel 1-Iernandez of Las Cruces, and Victoria Martinez and her husband, Joe, of Albuquerque; and 44 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children, Silveria and Nicholas Martinez, and a daughter-in-law, Angelita Martinez. Casket bearers will be Larry, Jerry and Adrian Martinez, James Abalos, Roy Quesada and Tim Hernandez. Honorary bearers are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Newborn twins, Liana Olivia Martinez and Anthony Manuel Martinez died in Albuquerque at University Hospital. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral home.

MARTINEZ: Burial honors were rendered Saturday for Antonio C. Martinez, 48, who died Tuesday at a local hospital. The funeral mass was read at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Fr. Felix Sheridan officiating. Burial was made at Fort Bayard VA Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Leroy, Arthur Martinez, Richard and Raul Torres and Dick Teiro. A native of Saltillo, Mexico, Mr. Martinez was a veteran of World War II. He was employed by the H. L. Barnett Company of Central. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cecilia Martinez, Central; three sons,  Arthur Martinez, Army in Germany, Leroy and Richard Martinez, Central; two daughters Sylvia and. Sara, Central, a brother, Ignacio Martinez, Central; and a sister, Mrs. Natalia Tello, San Antonio, Tex.

MARTINEZ: The body of Apolonio Martinez is being shipped from Los Angeles to Silver City for burial. Mr. Martinez, a former resident of Grant County and a veteran of World War II, died at a Veterans hospital in Sawtelle, Calif. Survivors, are a daughter, Mrs. Rose Pacheco of Farmington; a son, Sgt. Pete Lucero of Charleston Air Force base, Charleston, S. C.; three brothers and two sisters, one brother, Rumaldo lives in Hurley. Funeral arrangements are pending at Cox Mortuary on the arrival of the son from South Carolina.

MARTINEZ: Arthur J Martinez, 36, a resident of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Friday, Oct. 22, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was  born Feb. 20, 1963, in Silver City. He was an employed client of Southwestern New Mexico Services Helping Children and Adults. Calling hours will be from 4-6 p.m. Monday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 6. Father Virgilio M. Flores will recite the holy rosary. The Funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Flores officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Samuel R. Martinez of Santa Clara; a brother, David Martinez of. Santa Clara; and three sisters, Cecilia Perea and her; husband, Richard, of Lordsburg, Irene M. Rodriguez and her husband, Raul, of, Hurley, and Lydia Ramirez , and her husband, Marcos, of Nogales, Ariz. He is also survived by his stepfather, L Gonzalo Gonzales of Bayard. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ; Augustin L. "Sarge” Martinez, 80, of Pomona Calif, passed away Thursday at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. He was a former resident of Silver City. He was born in Miami Ariz. Mr. Martinez retired as a porter for Kennecott Copper Corp. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II. Survivors include his spouse, Sofia, his sons Juan Rodriguez of Pomona, Reynaldo Martinez , Pomona, Augie Martinez, Washington and Raul Martinez of Besperia, CA; is daughter Roseanna Wiest of Simi Valley, Calif and Rosemary Rarnirea of Glendale, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services were held in Pomona.

MARTINEZ: Cecilia Lucero Martinez, 56, died Sunday morning in Fort Bayard. Mrs. Martinez was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and was a longtime resident of Grant County. She is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Holguin of Albuquerque and Sara Martinez of Central; three Sons, Arthur Martinez of Santa Clara, Calif., and Lee Roy Martinez and Richard Martinez of Central; her mother, Amalia Lucero of San Bernadino, Calif., two sisters, Erlinda Chavira of Silver City and Floral Corral of Highland, Calif.; one brother, Alberto Lucero of Santa Monica CA and eight grandchildren. Rosary will be held at 7:30 tonight in the Wheeler Funeral chapel and mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10am Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church, the Rev Tomas Perez officiating. Pallbearers will be Jesse Jimenez, Joe Apodaca, Cesario Maldonado, Willie Ortiz, and Larry Dominguez. Arrangements by Wheeler.

MARTINEZ: Concepcion Martinez, 68, died Sept. 30 at her residence in Central. She was born in Mexico Sept. 2, 1923. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her husband of 42 years, Santana; a son, Jesus of Bayard; four sisters; two brothers; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Rejinaldo Ballesteros of Mexico. Mrs. Martinez had been a resident of Glenwood for 24 years and was a parishioner of the Santo Nino Church. Interment was in Agua Prieta, Mexico.

MARTINEZ: Conrado Delgado Martinez 72, a resident of Hurley, entered into eternal rest t7riday at his home. He was born May 29, 1925, in Fernandez Leal, Chihuahua Mexico, to Leonardo and Beatriz Delgado Martinez. He was a rancher and farmer, and a communicant at Infant Jesus Catholic Church He loved to ride horse back and to “break” horses. Calling hours will he held from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at l0 am, at Infant Jesus Catholic Church with Father Dan Porter officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. He is Survived by his wife, Maria Luisa Martinez of Hurley; Six sons, Esteban Martinez and his wife, Bertha, of Juarez, Mexico, Guadalupe Martinez and his wife, Irma, of Austin, Texas, Leonardo Martinez and his wife, Rosa of Rawlins, Wyo., Eberardo Martinez and his wife, Maria, of Las Cruces Daniel Martinez of Hurley, and Luis Mario and his wife, Delma of, Casper, Wyo,; three daughters, ___sa Martinez and her husband, Eduardo“Lab” Martinez of Hurley, Susana Martinez and her companion. Danny of Hurley and Leticia Venegas and her husband Rand of Hurley: a brother, Raul Martinez of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico; two sisters Maria Ortega of Casas Grandes and Juana Martinez of Juarez; 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Maria Martinez: four brothers, Alfredo, Gilberto, Lorenzo and Manuel Martinez: and two sisters, Aurora Martinez and Guadalupe Niendoza. Casket hearers will be Octavio, Ricardo, Lalito, Ruth and Alberto Martinez, and Randy Venegas Jr. Entrusted to Baca’s.

MARTINEZ: Consuelo G. Martinez, 64, passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 18, 1931, in Granda Coahuila, Mexico, to Epitacio and Maria Martinez Garcia. Most of her life, she lived in Brownsville, Texas, and moved to Central in 1982. She was a Christian woman, and a loving and devoted mother. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Benjamin Martinez; four sons, Curioso Martinez and his wife, Gloria of Bayard, Julian 0. Martinez and his wife, Ann Elva, of Mission, Texas, Benjamin G. Martinez and his wife, Socorro, also of Mission, and David G. Martinez of El Toro, Calif.; and six daughters, Martha Salians of Central, Olga Castillo and her husband, Samuel, of Bayard, Leticia Arroyo and her husband, Johnny, of Silver City, Ofelia De Los Santos and her husband Julio, of Central, Elida Moore and her husband, Lee, of Alamogordo, and Sarah Faustino and her husband, Miguel, of Central. She is also survived by her brother, Saul Garcia of Juarez, Mexico; three sisters, Anita Murillo of Bayard, Amalia Silva of Tucson, Ariz., and Florinda Sublaski of Central; and 25 grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Martinez is from 5-8 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels, The evening vigil will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cedar Hills Tabernacle. The funeral service will held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at Cedar Hills Tabernacle. Burial at Memory Lane Cemetery will follow. Serving as casket bearers will be her sons, Carlos, Julian and Benjamin Martinez, and sons-in-law, Johnny Arroyo, Lee Moore and Miguel Faustino. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Daniel P. Martinez, 73, a resident of Whittier, Calif., formerly of Santa Rita, died May 21 in Whittier. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Luvie, of the home; a son, Dr. Daniel T. Martinez of Whittier; and a daughter, Jo Anna Laramore and her husband, David also of Whittier; eight grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Martinez of Sacramento, Calif.; and two sisters, Hazel Mitchell of Silver City and Rufina Martinez of Central. Military funeral services were held May 25 in Rose Hill, Calif.

MARTINEZ: Delfinia Barragan Martinez, 63, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered into life eternal Tuesday, May 12, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Visitation will begin at 6 this evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, with the prayer vigil following at 7. Deacon Bill Holguin will officiate. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Margarito. She is also survived by a son, Sammy B. Martinez, and his wife, Sonia, of Silver City; a daughter, JoAnn B. Martinez, and her husband, Oscar, of Silver City; a brother, Rudy Barragan Sr., and his wife, Lilly, of Salmon, Ariz.; and three grandchildren She was preceded in death by three brothers, Juan, Manuel and Joe Barragan; and three sisters, Alvina Saiz, Ernestina Ybarra and Lasara Provendo. Mrs. Martinez was employed at Gila Regional Medical Center, where she was loved by all who knew her. Casket bearers will be David, Freddy and Gilbert Barragan, Alex Provenejo, Antonio Jacquez and Oscar Munoz. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Denise Montes Martinez, 26, a resident of Bayard, passed away Sunday at her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1968 to Fred and Tommie (Hernandez)( Montes in Deming. She was a member of the 1987 graduating class of Silver High School. She married Jack Martinez Jr. on Dec. 5, 1987 in Silver City, and in 1988 she became a graduate of Vogue Beauty Academy in Las Cruces. Mrs. Martinez was a well-known hairdresser in Las Cruces, as well as Grant County. She owned and operated About Hair Fashions and was one of the finest hairstylists at Hair Sensations and numerous other shops in Las Cruces. At the time of her death she was employed at Mirror Mirage in Silver City. She is survived by her husband of seven years, Jack Martinez Jr. of the family home in Bayard; a daughter, Tiffany Marie Martinez, also of the family home; her parents Fred and Tommie Montes of Silver City; maternal grandmother, Benita Hernandez of Silver City; her mother-in-law, Josie A. Martinez of Bayard; two sisters, Sandra Enriquez of Moreno Valley, Calif. and Karen Montes of Austin, Texas; a brother, Freddie Montes of Silver City; and numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Federico Montes Jr. in 1963 and her father-in-law, Jack Martinez Sr. in 1995. Visitation was held Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel and continued until Deacon Bill Holguin recited the rosary at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy was to begin at ten this morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols celebrating the Mass. The rite of committal was to follow in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols celebrating the Mass. The rite of committal was to follow in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Angel Guerrero, David de la Torre, Orlando Ogas, Peter Ogas, Johnny Tafoya, Ronnie Holguin and James Alderete. Honorary pallbearers are her nieces, nephews, cousins and all her friends. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

MARTINEZ: Death the past week claimed Mrs. Domillia Martinez 44 at the home of her sister Mrs. Alice Pena. She is survived by two children, her mother Mrs. Juan Bustillo, a sister and two brothers. Funeral services were held last Friday at the Catholic Church with burial in the Catholic cemetery directed by Cox Mortuary.

MARTINEZ: Mrs. Elvira P. Martinez, 69, of Hurley, died Sunday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Born in Mexico, she had lived in Central for 45 years. Surviving is a son, Manuel P. Martinez, Hurley: six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Rosary services were held at 7:30 Tuesday evening in the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said by the Rev. Fr. Jose Lopez at 9 am. Wednesday in the Bayard Catholic Church, followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery in Silver City.

MARTINEZ: Eduardo B. “Lab” Martinez, 71, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Monday at the University Of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Wilmington, Calif., to Jesus and Alejandra Martinez. His family moved to Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, when he was 5 years old. He went to Santa Rita in 1947 and worked at Kennecott Copper Corp. as a trackman until his retirement in 1982, after 35 years of service. He loved baseball and played with the Santa Rita Miners for a number of years. He loved his family and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all his family. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Santa Clara Catholic Church, where the prayer vigil will be held at 6:30. Father Ray Jackson will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at II in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Mike Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rita Martinez of Santa Clara; a son, Eduardo Martinez Jr., and his wife, Elisa, of Hurley; four daughters, Lydia Martinez and her husband, David of Santa Clara, Esther Monje and her husband, Jesus, of Las Vegas, Nev., Cecilia Martinez of Silver City, and Rita Jacquez and her husband, Julian, of Hurley; two brothers, Luis Martinez of Woodland, Calif., and David Martinez of Santa Clara; and four sisters, Lupe Roa, Irene Martinez, Tivi Torrez and Margarita Artecha, all of Woodland, Calif. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Benjamin Martinez, and a sister, Delfina Martinez. Casket bearers will be David Manuel Martinez, Steven Jacquez, Eduardo Martinez, Julian Jacquez, Jesus Monje and Eduardo Martinez Jr. Honorary bearers are Luis and David Martinez, Luis Lopez, Robert Kirker, Dave Beach, Robert Molina, Arturo Herrera, Rafael Roa, Bill Martinez, Dionisio Espinosa, Alfredo Legarda, Randy Venegas,and the rest of his family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Elmo E. Martinez, 38, died May 25 in Reserve. He was a victim of cancer. Martinez was a lifelong resident of Reserve and was a dispatcher for the U. S. Forest Service. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Martinez, four daughters, Aldene, Luraë, Christine and Melinda, and one son Clifford, all of Reserve. Survivors also include his parents Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Martinez, Reserve, and three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Catlet, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Belinda Richmond, Arlington, Texas, and Mrs. Elaine Jaramillo Tempe, Arizona. Rosary services were recited May 26 at St. Santa Catholic Church, Aragon, with the funeral mass being said there May 27. Interment followed in the Aragon cemetery with Reverend Father Ismael Manero officiating

MARTINEZ: E.P. Martinez, born Sept. 26, 1909, passed away June 24 along with his wife, Amalia, at their Saliz Ranch home in Reserve. They were buried in Reserve June 28. Survivors are three daughters, Theresa Edwards, Belinda Richmond and Elaine Jaramillo; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alex and Mark Martinez and Herman Moreno; and five sisters, Charlotte Higgins, Natalie Griego, Soledad Perea, Estella Sandoval and Fides Jojola. He was preceded in death by a son, Elmo, who died in 1977.

MARTINEZ: Emilio G. Martinez, 77, longtime resident of Grant County, died Thursday evening in Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Aug. 7, 1912, in San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico. He served with the United States Army during World War II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347. He was employed as a custodian with the public schools and as a painter with Chino Mines. He was also a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Calling hours were today from 1-4 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Rosary services will be this evening at 7 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 in the same church, with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal, Order of Agustinian Recollects, officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include a son, Richard S. Martinez of Central; a brother, Efren M. Huerta of Bayard; a sister, Lucy Velasco of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; and a granddaughter, Veronica Martinez of Phoenix, Ariz. Casket bearers will be Pete Garcia, Ralph Monarca, Manuel Rivera, Ismael Grijalva, C.C. Baca and David Huerta. Honorary bearers will be Ronnie and Tommy Huerta. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Emily Lucero Martinez, 56, of Las Cruces died Saturday, Aug. 15, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Sept 13, 1941, in Truth or Consequences. She was a housewife and had been a resident of Las Cruces for 17 years. She was active in the church functions at New Harvest Fellowship, where she was part of the jail ministry and had heart for souls. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and doing crafts. Mrs. Martinez is survived, by her mother, Florence Armijo of Bayard; her brother, Celso Lucero, and his wife, Bobbi, of Radium Springs; her sisters, Jenn Vasquez, and Mary Lois Carrabajal and her husband Fred, of Las Cruces; her sons, Robert Martinez, Gilbert Martinez and his wife, Linda, Tito Fernandez and his wife, Redrina, and Robert Chavira and his wife Sylvia, all of San Jose Calif., Frank Chavira, and Reinaldo Holguin and his wife, Stacy, of Silver City; her daughters, Natalie Martinez and her husband, Kenneth, of Ely, Nev., and Pat Baca and her husband, Ray of Hurley; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Juan and a brother-in-law, Oscar.  Funeral services will be held at 6 pm Thursday at Paul’s United Methodist Church. Internment services will be at 1a.m. Friday at the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers for the services will be Robert Martinez Jr., Gilbert Martinez, Tito Fernandez, ,Robert Chavira, Frank Chavira, Reinaldo Holguin, Ray Baca and Gerald Martinez., Service arrangements are with Graham Mortuary of Las Cruces.

MARTINEZ: Emma Villines Martinez, 50, passed away Monday, March 13, at her residence in Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Martinez was a former resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Eloy Martinez of Phoenix, four sisters, Mrs. Dolores Jimenez of Central, Mrs. Virginia Leon of Norwalk, Ca., Mrs. Mary Helen Hughes and Mrs. Anna Gonzales, both of California, three brothers, Willie Villines of Bayard, David Gonzales of California and Elfutiero Gonzales of Prescott, Az. Rosary recitation will be at 7:30 p.m. today, March 16, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Fri. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinosa conducting both services. Burial will follow in the Vanadium Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Frankie Jimenez, Jr., Fred Jimenez, Gary Villines, David Maez, Jerry Maez and Joe Julio Maez, Jr.

MARTINEZ: Epolito Martinez, 42, a resident of Hurley died Monday in Grant County. Services are pending. Entrusted to Baca’s.

MARTINEZ: 1st Sgt. Epolito Felipe “Phillip” Martinez, 42, a resident of Hurley since 1993, died in a motorcycle accident Monday morning. He was born Feb. 5, 1955, in Tulare, Calif., to Marcelino Martinez and Aurora Reyna Martinez. He grew up in Pixley, Calif., where he attended Pixley Elementary School, and graduated from Tulare Union High School in 1973. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1979 and retired from the Army as first sergeant in May 1993 after 20 years. While in the military, he received numerous good conduct, meritorious and service medals. His tours of service included postings in Hawaii, Korea, and the Republic of Panama, Germany and the United States. He married Linda Gonzales on May 30, 1983, while the two were stationed in Panama. Soon after, Mr. Martinez and his wife of 13 years made their home in Hurley. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service nationwide and as a Silver City Hotshot, a firefighters division. It wasn’t long before he became a squad boss. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Hurley; his parents, Marcelino and Aurora Martinez of Pixley; and his sisters. Feliciana Hernandez and husband, Rafael, Maggie Meraz and Magdalena Villalobos of Pixley, Felicitias Nuñez and husband, Frank, of Tulare, Martha Ruiz and husband, Jesse, of Bossier, La and Teresa Bowen husband, Jim, of Sacramento, Calif. Surviving brothers include Arnold Martinez and wife, Amy, of Tulare, Augustine Martinez of Pixley, and Mario Martinez of Arizona. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at Baca’s Funeral Chapels on Thursday evening from 5 to 7. The prayer vigil will begin there at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Hurley at Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church with Father Dan Porter officiating. The rite of passage and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Matthes, Ray Corral, Bill Schlinger, Mark Bernal, Anthony Martinez and Ramon Woods E ii-trusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Estella Millan Martinez, 57, a resident of San Lorenzo, entered life eternal Tuesday at her residence. She was born Nov. 26, 1934, in San Lorenzo to Santiago and Antonia Rodriquez Millan. She was a homemaker and a San Lorenzo Roman Catholic Church parishioner. Calling hours are from 5 to 9 this evening at San Lorenzo Catholic Church. The prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. The funeral liturgy will be recited at 10 Thursday morning at San Lorenzo Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Jusseaume as efficient. Interment will be at San Lorenzo Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Espiridion S. "Speedy" Martinez, of the home; three sons, Ronald Millan and daughter-in-law, Yolanda of Deming, Armando Martinez and daughter-in-law, Maria Elena, of San Lorenzo, and Espiridion M. "Speedy" Martinez and daughter-in-law, Lynn of Silver City; three daughters, Martha Arzola and son-in-law, Rick, of Bayard, Mary Ann Gandara and son-in-law, James, of Bayard, and Veronica Arciero and son-in-law, Bruce, of Central; a brother, Johnnie R. Millan, and sister-in-law, Gloria, of Truth or Consequences, and a sister, Rito Orosco, and brother-in-law, Jim, of San Lorenzo. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Davina and Danielle Millan, Mary Sandy, Jonathan and Nicolo Martinez, Richard, Stephanie and Alex Arzola, Vanessa and Anthony Martinez, Rosalind Gandara and Jocelyn Arciero. Pallbearers will be Jim Orosco, James Gandara, Rick Arzola, Anthony Martinez, Bruce Arciero and Adolfo Ybarra. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Evangelisto G. Martinez, 96, a longtime resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Wednesday at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1894. Mr. Martinez was a member of the Catholic Church, and was a retired miner. Calling hours were to be from 2-4 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will be held tonight at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Saturday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The committal rite service wil follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Petra Martinez of Silver City; one son, Gilbert Martinez and his wife, Genoveva, of Silver City; two nephews, Ernesto Montano of Belen and Lino Montano of Albuquerque; two nieces, Anita Carrillo of Los Angeles and Frances Sanchez of Los Lunas; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Edwardo Tapia and his wife, Consuelo, of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Genaro Tapia, Ernesto Montano, Alfred Lucero, Ernesto Triviso, Eugenio Calderon and Max Villalobos. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Federico R. Martinez, 81, a long-time Bayard resident, entered life eternal Sunday afternoon at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1911, in Fierro and was a retired miner from UV mine. He was a Roman Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bayard. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting a 7 p.m. Deacon Johnny Perez will recite the rosary. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Fierro Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Merejilda Martinez of Bayard; a son, Fred M. Martinez and his wife, Wanda, of Silver City; three daughters and their spouses, Julia and Tony Loera of Hanover, Alice and Dan Corral of Las Cruces, and Cecilia and Joe Andazola of Bayard; three brothers, Augustine Martinez of Grants, and Alfredo and Alejandro Martinez, both of Central; three sisters, Paula Gaytan of Tucson, Ariz., Librada Martinez of Sacramento, Calif., and Carolina Dominguez of Grants; six grandchildren; Cristina Ambriz, Robert Loera, Deidre Martinez, and Joseph, Jacob and John Andazola; and one great-grandchild, Ashley Ambriz. Casket bearers will be Joseph and Jacob Andazola, Bobby Loera, and Augustine, Alfredo and Alejandro Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Felix V. "Plate"' Martinez, 77, a resident of North Hurley, entered eternal rest Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the family home. He was born in Ponil Park, N.M., on Feb. 23, 1922, to Alejandro and Elvira (Vigil) Martinez. He retired as a dryer operator at the Kennecott smelter, and was very active with United Steel workers Local 890 and in politics. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Calling hours will be from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church. A prayer vigil will follow at 7, led by Father Dan Porter. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10 in the morning at Infant Jesus Catholic Church with Father Porter officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Mr. Martinez is survived by his loving wife, Lou, of the family home; three daughters, Viola Garcia and her husband, Silvestre "Tolo" , of Las Vegas, Nev., Stella Arzaga and her husband, Tommy, of Silver City, and Beatrice Molina and her husband, Richard, of Santa Clara; three brothers, Filiberto Martinez of Albuquerque, Alejandro Martinez of Truth or Consequences, and Leroy Martinez of Taos; and two sisters, Ignacia Duran of Taos and Trinidad Padilla of Albuquerque. He is also survived by 12 grand- children and 12 great-grand-children. Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe Martinez; and two sisters, Susie Lopez and Ascension Padilla. Casket bearers will be Don Manning, Cleo Lopez, Gilbert Garcia, Felix Garcia, Louie Maes and Thomas Arzaga. Honorary bearers are all the members of United Steelworkers Local 890. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the hospice. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Gilbert Carreon Martinez, 48, a lifelong Deming area resident, entered eternal rest Friday in Austin, Texas. Visitation will he from 2-5 Wednesday afternoon at Sara's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 that evening and the funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming with the Rev. Alfred Galvan, pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Martinez was born Sept. 21, 1947, in Deming to Pedro M. Martinez and Gloria Carreon He was raised in Hurley and spent many summers with his grandparents, Jesus and Cuca Carreon, in Columbus. He graduated from Cobre High School in 1965 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having completed a tour of duty in Vietnam. He worked for many years for various airlines and was employed as an apartment manager in Austin. Mr. Martinez was a man of great character who showed true love and devotion toward his family and friends. He and Teresa had three children, Roy, Eric and Deanna. His wife, Barbara, was the mother of his fourth child, Alex Andrew Martinez. He will always be held in high regard by his family members and his memory will live forever in their hearts. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife, Barbara Martinez of Austin; two sons, Gilbert Roy Martinez and his wife, Imelda, of El Paso, Texas, and Eric Martinez and his wife, Noelle, of Houston; and a daughter, Deanna Martinez of El Paso. He is also survived by his parents, Pedro M. and Gloria Martinez of Hurley; three sisters, Yolanda M. Carrillo of Central, and A___dle Martinez and her husband, Sam Sanchez, of Safford, Ariz.; and his only grandson, Colby James Martinez of Houston, who was his pride and joy. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents Mateo and Hijinia Martinez of Deming; His maternal grandmother, Cuca Carreon of Deming; and numerous aunts, uncles’ nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jesus V. Carreon, in 1979, and his son. Alex Andrew Martinez in 1992.Serving as pallbearers will be David Carrillo, Christopher Garcia, Richard Marrufo, Pablo Enriquez, Victor Jaurequi and Ysidro Satas. Honorary pallbearers arc Roque Garcia, Sam Sanchez, Eloy Gonzales and Ismael Gonzales. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

MARTINEZ: Gloria Floyd Martinez, 69, a resident of Questa for the last two years and a former resident of Anthony, entered into eternal rest Friday, Jan. 9, at home with her daughter, Joy Garcia. She was born July 30, 1928, in Trinidad, Colo, to the late Lena Rolando. She retired from the Del Norte Department Store in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Martinez was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Parish in Questa before her illness. ‘She was a hard worker all her life. She worked on a ranch baling and turning the bales of hay every summer in Anthony on more than 30 acres. She loved to cook and enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. A rosary was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at St. Anthony’s Parish. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at 10 am. Monday, Jan. 12, at St. Anthony’s Parish with Father Bill Young officiating. She is survived by her daughters, Joy Garcia and husband, Leonard, of Questa, Linda Martinez of Hurley and her grandchildren, Au Hernandez Jr. of An---- and Annabelle, his wife ----dres Hernandez of Questa, Mary Vigil of Albuquerque, John Fik Hauserman and his Tracy, of Moriarty, Raquel Hauserman, Medford, Mass., ____ Hauserman of An Germany, ____________ Lujan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MARTINEZ: Guadalupe L. “Lupe” Martinez, 63, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered into eternal rest Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 22, 1934, in Los Angeles to the late Marcello and Susanna Morales Martinez. She was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 am. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Ben Martinez of Arenas Valley; three sons, Robert Contreras and his wife, Alice, of Los Angeles, Bucky Contreras and his wife, Dolores, of Silver City, and Benny Martinez and his wife, Denise, of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert Martinez and his wife, Emily, of Las Cruces, and Richard Martinez and his wife, Patsy, of San Jose, Calif.; and four sisters, Carol Ortega and her husband, Pete, of Silver City, Leticia Cadena and her husband, Carlos, of Victorville, Calif., Angel Lopez and her husband, Gilbert, of Tucson, and Man Lou Martinez of Whittier, Calif. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers wi1l be Steven Bencomo, Mark, Frank, Michael and Robert Contreras, Wico Morales, Gabriel Ortega and Robbie Ortega. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Guillermo R. Martinez, 41, died Saturday, Feb. 17, in Sunnyvale, Calif. Survivors are his wife, Jessie Martinez of Mountain View, Calif.; two daughters, Sonya R. Martinez and Christina R. Martinez, of Mountain View, a brother, Edwardo Martinez of San Jose, Calif.; and two sisters, Mary Lou Villegas and Yolanda Labrado, both of San Jose. His parents are Guillermo P. and Guadalupe G. Martinez of Silver City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a native of Santa Rita. Chapel prayers will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries in Mountain View. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos, Calif., immediately following. Services are under the direction of Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

MARTINEZ: Isais G. Martinez, 73, a resident of Central, entered eternal rest Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Santa Rita. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Martinez was a retired laborer. Calling hours were from 2-5 this afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the vigil service will be held at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. The committal rite service will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Martinez; a son, Gilbert Martinez and his wife, Peggy, of Oregon, N.M.; a stepson, Joe Licon; three stepdaughters, Arlene Escobedo, Mary Licon and Lorraine Alvarado, all of Kingsburg, Calif.; three sisters, Lupe Martinez of Central, Bonifacia Castanon of Silver city and Concha Vasquez of Salinas, Calif.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elvira Gonzales, and a brother, Seferino Martinez. Casket bearers will be David and Arturo Castanon, Sam Ortiz, Juan Jaurequi, Joe Cruz and Andy Flores. Honorary bearers will be Benito Gonzales, David Vasquez, Jesus Gardea, Joe Licon Jr. and Nacho Escobedo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Jack O. Martinez, 70, of Bayard, a life-long resident of Grant County, entered into rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 7, 1924 in Hurley to Tomas and Maria Ordonez Martinez. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II and was a maintenance person for the Cobre Consolidated Schools until his retirement. Mr. Martinez was a member of the Bayard volunteer fire and rescue crew for 37 years. He was a life member of the New Mexico State Fire Association and was one of the original Bayard Fire Department members. He received the "Fireman of the Year" award in 1972 from the Fire Association of New Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Josie A. Martinez of the home; a son, Jack Martinez Jr. and wife, Denise, of Las Cruces; three daughters, Mary Kirker of Las Cruces and Priscilla Martinez and Gloria "Shorty" Sifuentes, both of Bayard; a brother, Paul O. Martinez and his wife, Mary; a sister-in-law, Agripina Martinez; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tomas and Maria Martinez; a brother, Amado O. Martinez; two grandchildren, Yvette and D.J. Kirker; and two sons-in-law, James Kirker and Richard Sifuentes Jr. Calling hours will be from 5-7 Thursday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will begin at 10 Friday morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels with David Strain officiating. Burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery with veterans honors accorded by local veterans groups. Pallbearers are Sam Cabrera Jr., Mario and Brian Kirker, Tom and Michael Martinez and Joe de la Torre. Honorary bearers are Mateo Madrid, Narciso and Daniel Avila, Ruben Flores and Fred Montes. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Jennie P. Martinez passed away June 8, 1980. She was born March 27, 1941. Surviving are three sons, Alfred Jr., Ramon and Richard Martinez all of Silver City, and two daughters, Loretta and Annette Martinez, also of Silver City. Survivors include one grandson, Michael, three brothers, Jesus and Bobbie Lopez of Silver City and Anastacio Nunez of Las Cruces, one sister, Donna Madrid of Silver City and her grandmother, Francis Sapien, also of Silver City. Rosary services were held in the Wheeler Chapel Wednesday, June 11, and Mass was conducted Thursday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Milano officiated. Burial was at the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers were Manuel Martinez, Enito Martinez, Albert Morales, Jesus Lopez, Luis Morales and Anastacio Nunez. All the arrangements were handled by Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: Jesus M. Martinez, Sr., 75, died at Hillcrest Hospital last Friday Morning following a brief illness. Mr. Martinez was a native of Santa Ana, Chihuahua, Mexico, and had lived in Grant County the last 56 years. He was a retired powder man for Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Luz of Bayard; six sons, Gilbert of Bayard, Guillermo of Sunnyvale, Calif., Jesus of Duarte, Calif., Felipe of San Jose, Calif., Genaro and Baltazar, both of Santa Clara, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Teresa Colby of Sunnyvale, and Mrs. Margaret Merino of Hurley; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Patricio of El Paso, Tex., and Rudolfo of Hurley; three sisters, Mrs. Carmen Gonzales of Central, Mrs. Ignacia Moreno and Mrs. Margarita Treviso, both of El Paso. Rosary was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Sunday with the funeral Mass being recited at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Roberto Lemus officiating. Pallbearers were Gilbert Martinez, Rudy Martinez, Raul Gonzales, Guermo Gonzales, Mike Martinez and Pat Gonzales.

MARTINEZ: Joe Martinez, a native of Catron County, died at his home in Middle Frisco May 25. He was 88. Funeral services were held in Reserve with interment in the Middle Frisco Catholic Cemetery.

MARTINEZ: Jose A Martinez, 68, well known merchant of Central and also owner of a store in Silver City, died the past week in an El Paso hospital. He was in El Paso on a business trip and suffered a heart attack. Survivors are his wife, Anita Jean Martinez: two sons, Ignacio and Antonio Martinez, and a daughter Mrs. Natalia Tello of San Antonio, Tex. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Sunday evening, conducted by the Rev. David Cuervas, pastor of the Spanish ‘Baptist church in Bayard, Burial took place Monday afternoon in the Central cemetery.

MARTINEZ: Jose I. Martinez, 80, died Tuesday in Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital in Alamogordo. He was a former resident of Hurley and had been employed by the Santa Fe Railroad, retiring after 28 years of service. Survivors are his wife, Maria, of Alamogordo; four sons, Jose and his wife, Lita, of Alamogordo, Ignacio and his wife, Lenora, of Dallas, Texas, Richard and his wife, Connie, of Denver, and Corm and his wife, Patricia, of Las Cruces; one daughter, Mary Ellen Gallegos and her husband, Manuel, of Santa Fe; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at the Alamogordo Funeral Home, Thursday from 1-4 p.m. followed by rosary at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church that evening at 7. Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at 9 in the Immaculate Conception Church, and burial will be in the Alamogordo Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Alamogordo Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: Juan Martinez, 75, passed away March 30 at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Martinez had been a resident of Grant County for 26 years, and was presently living in Hurley. He is survived by his wife Simona of Hurley, five daughters, Mrs. Antonia Gloria of Clint, Texas, Mrs. Valentina Hernandez of El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Mary Zavala of Anaheim, California, Mrs. Dolores Rodriguez and Mrs. Rita Arellano of Silver City, six sons, Abram Martinez of Central, Jose Martinez of Socorro, Texas, Jesus Martinez of Hanover, Lupe Martinez of Bayard, Larry Martinez of Silver City and Rene Martinez of Hurley, twenty-nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Jose Ontiveros of El Paso, Texas and Julio Martinez of Clint, Texas. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m. April 2 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. April 3 in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery.

MARTINEZ: Rosary services for Juan R. Martinez, who died Monday, were read at 7:00 p.m. January 2, 1974. Funeral was held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Reverend Father Paul Ragazinskas officiating. Burial was in the Central cemetery.

MARTINEZ: Juaquina P. Martinez, 95, a lifelong resident of Grant County, died Friday at her home in Central. She was born Aug. 29, 1898, in Georgetown to Fernando Parra and Juanita Torrez Parra. She was a homemaker and a member of Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. Survivors include two sons, Daniel P. Martinez and his wife, Luvie, of Whittier, Calif., and Samuel P. Martinez of Rio Rancho Calif.; two daughters, Rufina Martinez of Central, and Isela Mitchell and her husband, Paul, of Silver City; a brother, Faustino Castillo of Arizona; and three sisters, Liuz Gonzales and Genoveva Madrid, both of Bayard, and Ofelia Carrasco of Central; 10 grandchildren 22 great-grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren and four foster grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. with the rosary Service at 7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated this morning at 10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. John Alexander officiated. Pallbearers were Mike Campos, Paul Mitchell, Raymond Jaramillo, Eusebio Campos, Robert Rodriguez, Joe Rodriguez and Dr. Daniel Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Julie M. Martinez, 78, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Thursday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1912 in Mexico, but resided in Grant County most of her life. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She was a retired civil service secretary and a member of the Professional Business Women's Association, the National Secretaries Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was active in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine in Alamogordo and Bayard. Calling hours will be from 4-9 p.m. Sunday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where vigil services will be held at 7 with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado officiating. The funeral liturgy service will be held Monday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Committal rite services will follow in the Fierro Cemetery. Survivors include an aunt, Luz Elizalde of Fort Bayard and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1981. Serving as casket bearers will be Steven M. Martinez, Richard Martinez, Joseph A. Martinez, Raul E. Martinez, Louis Martinez and Quino Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Kenneth Martinez, 19, a resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday in Silver City. He attended Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Viola and Marcy Villanueva, one sister, Tracie Villanueva, and two brothers, Marcy Villanueva Jr. and Erin Villanueva, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; a maternal grandfather, Louis Martinez, and an aunt, Anita Martinez, both of Silver City; and one uncle, David Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 that evening, also in the Curtis-Bright chapel, with the Rev. Richard Lynch as celebrant. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Lynch as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City. Serving as casket bearers will be Augie Teran, Ray Teran, Michael Barragan, Manuel Chacon, Daniel Lopez Jr. and Regan Arzola. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: Kirk Nick Martinez, 16, died Tuesday in Central. He was born in Ely, Nev., and was a resident of Arenas Valley. He was a member of the Catholic Church, attended Cobre High School, was active in soccer and basketball, liked to work on motorcycles and cars, loved to fish and enjoyed the outdoors. He is survived by his mother, Gloria G. Martinez and his father, Nick Martinez of Central; two sister, Lorraine Leyba of El Paso, Texas and Wendy Barragan of Central; two brother Kenneth Martinez of Hawaii and Joe Martinez of Central; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo Martinez of Raton; he maternal grandmother, Viola Garcia of Ely; two nieces and four nephews; and many aunts and uncles. Rosary recitation wil be held at 7 tonight at Wheeler Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Chaves, Danny Chaves, David Martin, Reagan Carrillo, Chris Garcia and Ricky Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Joe Carrillo, Tim Zamora, Andrew Zamora, Shawn Barela, Tony Huerta, Gabriel Sedillos, Melvin Sedillos and Danny Joe Alires. Arrangements are with Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARTINEZ: Louis R. Martinez Sr., 76, a former area resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 20 in Deming. Memorial services will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veterans honors accorded by local veterans groups. Mr. Martinez was born May 24, 1919 in Lordsburg to Nicholas Martinez and Manuela Rodriguez Martinez. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He worked for Asarco mining company in Vanadium and was a former fire chief for the Silver City Fire Department. More recently, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He was a Silver City resident until a year ago when he moved to Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Martinez was a member of the Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include two sons, Louis Martinez Jr. of Silver City and David Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Anita Martinez of Silver City and Viola Villanueva of Las Vegas; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral chapels of Deming and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

MARTINEZ: Louis Ybarra Martinez Jr., 36, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 27, 1959 in Silver City to Louis R. Martinez Sr. and Teresa Ybarra Martinez. At the time of his death he was employed by Humphrey's Enterprises. Calling hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels followed by the prayer vigil at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Newman Center Parish. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Martinez of Silver City; four sons, Ray, Nick, Louis and Adam Martinez, all of Silver City; three daughters, Teresa, Senida and Renee Marquez of Silver City; two step daughters, Berna Marquez and her companion Joe Vigil, of Silver City, and Linda Marquez and her companion, David Siddens, of Santa Clara; one brother, David Martinez and his companion Nancy, of Corpus Christi, Texas; and two sisters, Anita Martinez and her husband, Alfonso, of Silver City, and Viola Villanueva and her husband, Marcy, of Las Vegas, Nev. He is also survived by four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a nephew Anthony Martinez. Casket bearers will be Joe Vigil, Joe Tafoya, Joe Hernandez Michael Barragan, Robert Hernandez, Eric Lopez and David Siddens. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Margarito Castillo Martinez, 63, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday, May 11, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Mimbres to Ramon and Pomposa Martinez. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church, and was a loving father and grandfather. Visitation was held Thursday evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The vigil service followed with Deacon Bill Holguin leading in the recitation of the rosary. The funeral liturgy was to be celebrated at 11 this morning at St. Vincent do Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Concluding services and interment followed at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Martinez is survived by one son, Samuel B. Martinez, and his wife, Sonia, of Silver City; one daughter, JoAnn Martinez, and her husband, Oscar, of Silver City; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Roland and Felicia; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delfina Martinez; his two sisters, Ramona Barragan and Virginia Becera; his brother, Mariano Pena; and his parents, Ramon and Pomposa Martinez. Pallbearers were Tony Jacquez, Michael Barragan, David Barragan, Alex Provencio, Armando Jacquez and Danny Parra. Honorary bearers are all his friends a(,d relatives. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Maria De La Luz Martinez, 81, died Friday evening at her home in Bayard. Mrs. Martinez was born in Pachuca Hidalgo, Mexico, and was a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and was a Cursillista. She was active in senior citizen activities in Grant County and California. Mrs. Martinez was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jesus M. Martinez, on Oct. 5, 1973. She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Colby of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Margarita Merino of Panama City, Panama; six Sons, Gilbert Martinez of Central, Guillermo Martinez of Sunnyvale, Calif., Jesus Martinez Jr. of Duarte CA, Filipe Martinez and Baltazar Martinez of San Jose and Genero Martinez of Santa Clara CA and Jesus Martinez of Duarte Calif., and Genaro Martinez of Santa Clara, CA; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be at 7pm Tuesday at the Wheeler Funeral home and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10am in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church in Bayard with the Rev. Tomas Perez officiating at both services. Interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will he Gilbert Martinez Jr., Rudy A Martinez, Ben Martinez, Michael Martinez, John Merino and Rudy S. Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will he Douglas Colby, Raul Martinez, Willie Gonzales, Alfredo Gonzales, Felipe Martinez and Ray Aferium. Arrangements by Wheeler

MARTINEZ: Funeral services for Mrs. Maria E Martinez Santa Rita will be held at 7:30 PM tomorrow in the Santa Rita Catholic church with the Rev Fr P F Ruiz officiating. Burial will be in the Santa Rita Catholic cemetery. Rosary services will be held in the Cox mortuary chapel at 7PM to night with the Rev Ruiz officiating. Mrs. Martinez died of injuries received in an automobile accident in Juarez Sunday. She was 62.

MARTINEZ: Manuel E. Martinez, 66, a life resident of this community, died here March 6. Mr. Martinez was born in Mimbres and was a retired Kennecott Copper employee. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline H. Martinez; a daughter Mrs. Mary Quesada; two grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Adela Martinez all of Silver City. Rosary was said March 7 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel and funeral Mass was recited at St. Vincent de Paul Church March 8. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated.

MARTINEZ: Manuel P. Martinez, 84, of Glendale, Calif., a mill worker for Kennecott Copper, died July 16. He was born in Mexico. Survivors include his daughters, Mary Helen Chavez, Dori M. Vigil, Rosa M. Alves and Vera M. Garcia; his sons, Manuel G. Martinez Jr. and Robert G. Martinez; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his wife, Elvira Gomez Martinez. Services were held in Glendale. Courtesy of Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: An event that was to have been the reunion of a mother and son turned to tragedy last Sunday in Juarez when Mrs. Maria E. Martinez of Santa Rita was killed in a collision between the car in which she was riding and a bus. Mrs. Martinez, riding with her son, Gaspar, and en route to the railroad station to meet another son, Baltasar, was terribly injured and died shortly after admittance to the Liberty Hospital in Juarez. Gaspar Martinez was only slightly injured. The car overturned. A summer student at the University of New Mexico, Baltasar Martinez was en route to his home and by pre-arranged plan was to meet his mother and brother in El Paso. Funeral arrangements for the deceased are being made here by Cox Mortuary. Mrs. Martinez had been a resident of Santa Rita since 1915. She was 62 years of age. Survivors are her two sons; her husband, J.M. Martinez; two sisters, Mrs. Gregory Maya and Mrs. Lupe Gonzales; and her mother, Mrs. Estrada, all of Santa Rita.

MARTINEZ: Maria Isabel Campos Martinez, 99, a Silver City resident, entered eternal rest early Wednesday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 3 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and the rosary service will be held there this evening at 7, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at San Jose Parish at 2401 S. Broadway in Albuquerque. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque. She was born June 3, 1894, in Mora, where she spent most of her life prior to moving to Albuquerque. She moved to Silver City 11 years ago. Mrs. Martinez was a homemaker and a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter, Susana Sisneros, and her husband, Pete, of Silver City; two sons, Ernesto Martinez and his wife, Vangie, of San Jose, Calif., and Ignacio Campos and his wife, Nora, of Albuquerque; a brother, Jose Campos, and his wife, Margaret, of Santa Fe; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Arcadio Martinez, in 1971, and a son, Isobel C. Martinez, in 1981. Pallbearers will be Eddie Martinez, Benny Campos, Pete Sisneros, Jr., Michael Mendoza, Charles Gauna and R.J. Montoya. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Martin Martinez, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday in Lordsburg. The prayer vigil (rosary) will take place at 7 tonight in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday morning beginning at 11:30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lordsburg. ‘The rite of committal will follow in the Shakespeare Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Daily Press. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

Martinez: Martin Martinez Sr., 91, of Bayard died Saturday in Silver City. Mr. Martinez was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church and was a retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife, Antonia Martinez of Bayard; four sons, Pete Martinez of Bayard, Raymundo Martinez of Silver City, Martin Martinez Jr., of Hurley and Gonzalo Martinez of Bayard; five daughters, Maria Lumina Barboza of San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Claudio Quesado of El Paso, Texas, Nellie Abalos of Ft Bayard, Mrs. Eddie Jay Laney of Arenas Valley and Mary Ellen Martinez of Hurley; 45 great grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 6 tonight and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Pat Martinez, Tony Martinez, Lawrence Martinez, Roy Quesada, Tim Hernandez and Arnold Abalos. Honorary pallbearers will be all his other grandsons, nephews, nieces and all of his valued friends. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MARTINEZ: Mateo Ybarra Martinez, 97, a Deming resident, died Saturday at Horizon Southwest Care Center in Silver City. Visitation will be this afternoon from 3-5 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will follow at 7 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday afternoon at 2 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Alfred Galvan, pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Martinez was born Sept. 21, 1899, in Cejas de Pegeros, Jalisco, Mexico, to Gabino and Anastacia Ybarra Martinez. He had lived in Deming for 10 years and had previously lived in Columbus since he was 21 years old. He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 43 years, and retired in 1964. Mr. Martinez was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Mission in. Columbus, and after his retirement he worked as the caretaker of that mission. He enjoyed working in his garden and looking for Old coins around the Columbus area. In Deming, he attended St. Ann’s Catholic Church. His family includes his wife, Higinia, of Deming; three sons, Pete Martinez of Hurley, Juan Martinez of El Paso, Texas, and Armando Martinez of Columbus; nine daughters, Socorro Gonzales of El Paso, Eulalia Delira, Carmen Maynes, Josie Parra, Pascuala Arenibas, Rita Holguin and Estela Casas, all of Deming, Rosemary Porras of Columbus, and Augustina Guereque of Norwalk, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Paula Miller of Deming; 69 grandchildren; 110 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Ramon Martinez, and three grandchildren, Gilbert Martinez, and Tommy and Arturo Parra. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Maynes, Fernando Holguin, David Carrillo, Joe Arenibas, Roy Parra Jr., Daniel Martinez, Daniel Guereque and Edward Delira. Honorary bearers are Edward Arenibas, Aurelio Delira, Roy Parra, Angel Gonzales, Richard Guereque, Felix Holguin, Ernesto Casas, Bill Miller and Ines Porras. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

MARTINEZ: Nestora T. Martinez, 84, a lifelong Deming resident, died Wednesday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation was being held today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Rosary services will be held tonight at 7:30 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's with the Rev. Emilio Larlar officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Martinez was born on Feb. 27, 1904 in Mimbres. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Apostolado and the League of the Sacred Heart. Survivors include a son, Lorenzo Martinez of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; two daughters, Manuela Giron and Candida Flores, both of Deming; a brother, Eduardo Tapia of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Petra Martinez of Silver City; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Paula H. Martinez, 84, of Silver City passed away Saturday at Hacienda de Salud. She was born Jan. 25, 1909, to Melchior and Mequelia (Barela) Herrera in Mimbres. She lived in Santa Rita for many years. Mrs. Martinez was a homemaker and a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed activities at the senior citizens center. Mrs. Martinez is survived by a daughter, Mary Quesada, and her husband, Apolinar, of Silver City; a sister, Ramona Bustillos, and her husband, Santos, of Concord, Calif.; two brothers, Tony Garcia and his wife, Katie, of Central, and Marcos Garcia and his wife, Concha, also of Central; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Adela E. Martinez of Silver City, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel E. Martinez, in 1974; a sister, Alfonsa Marquez, in 1992; and a brother, Joe Garcia, in 1990. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. today in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. The prayer vigil (rosary) will follow at 7. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. The rite of committal will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Gavaldon, Steve Provencio, Lorenzo Marquez, Eddie Joe Marquez, Arturo Marquez and Tommy Marquez. Honorary pallbearers will be all her grandchildren. The family has selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City to make arrangements.

MARTINEZ: Funeral services were held Monday for Pedro Martinez, 68, who died April 16 at the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. The Rev. Fr. Adrien St. Charles officiated. Interment was in the Hanover Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Mary Mojarro of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Mrs. Dolores Calvillo of La Mirada, Calif., and Mrs. Jennie Mojarro of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sons, Pete of Silver City, Gilbert and Richard, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Duarte and Mrs. Polly Esparza both of Bayard and Mrs. Lela Ribera of Barstow, Calif.; two brothers, Alex of Los Angeles and Edward of Hanover.

MARTINEZ: Mass of the Resurrection for Petra Sanchez Martinez, 73, of Deming will be said today at 10 am at St Ann’s Catholic Church. Cremation will follow. Mrs. Martinez died Sunday at her home. Survivors include sons, Louise Martinez of Juarez, Joaquin Martinez of El Paso, and Edwardo Martinez of Deming; daughters, Ofilia and Natividad Martinez and Leticia Calderon, Victoria and Rosa Martinez all of Deming; brothers Alberto and Cayetano Sanchez of Mexico; sisters, Daniella, Jaime, of El Paso, Maria Sanchez and Genoveva Quesado of Juarez and Louis Sanchez of Torreon Mexico; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Baca’s.

MARTINEZ: Phillip Lorenzo Martinez, 15, died Sunday in an auto accident. Phillip was born in Silver City, February 19, 1966, the son of Lorenzo and Juanita Diaz Martinez. He was a student at Cobre High School. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Martinez of Hurley; a sister, Lorraine Martinez and a brother, Peter Ray Martinez, both at home; his grandmother, Maria D. Diaz of N. Hurley and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary recitation was held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. Both services were at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Tony Gillespie officiating. Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were Eric Martinez, Tony Soto, Lawrence Lopez, Tony Diaz, Paul Araiza and Rudy Ojinaga. Honorary pallbearers were Mario Baca, Gilbert Flores, David Huerta, Felix Vigil, Danny Huerta and Ruben Guadiana. Viewing was from 3 until 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Curtis-Bright. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: Raul A. Martinez, 23, died Tuesday, November 14, at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Martinez was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He is survived by a son, Raul A. Martinez, Jr., of Central, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Martinez, also of Central, two sisters, Margie Martinez, Central and Natalia Martinez of Bayard, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ester L. Andazola of Fierro. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was at 10 a.m., Friday, November 17, in the Fierro Catholic Church with Reverend Father Steve Lopez conducting both services. Burial followed in Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Andazola, Michael Andazola, Sonny Andazola, Randy Delfin, Eddie Hausermann and Chente Castillo.

MARTINEZ: Ray Martinez. 18, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. A rosary was conducted by Deacon Johnny Perez Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The funeral Mass was to he celebrated this morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols of officiating. Interment was to he in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Martinez was born Dec. 8, 1978, in Silver City. He was the son of Lillian Hernandez Martinez and the late Louis Martinez Jr., who passed away August 1996, and was cared for by his mother and his stepfather, Ricardo Sanchez, in his time of illness. He is the grandson of Rosario and Vivian Hernandez and the godson of Andy Gonzales and Rosie Sierra. He was engaged to Marisol Hernandez. Mr. Martinez is survived by three brothers, Nick Martinez, Louis Martinez and Adam Martinez, of Silver City; five sisters, Linda Marquez and her companions David Siddens, of Silver City, Bernadine Marquez and her companion Joe Vigil, of Silver City, and Teresa Martinez, Senida Martinez and Renee Martinez, all of Silver City; and numerous aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and paternal grandparents, Louis Martinez Sr. and Teresa Tecla Martinez. Pallbearers for Mr. Martinez were Joe Vigil, David Siddens, Lee Dominguez, Alfred Paz, Robert Hernandez Jr. and Chris Hernandez. Honorary bearers are Ricardo Sanchez, Joseph Arredondo, Robert Hernandez Sr., Rudy Hernandez Jr. and Rosario Hernandez Jr. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements

MARTINEZ: Runaldo M Martinez, 41, resident of Hurley, died last Thursday In an El Paso hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Antonia Martinez; a son, Runaldo, Jr., and four daughters, Ida Irene, Rosaluna, May;, Norma Jean and Valeria Rita Martinez, all of Hurley; two brothers., Ben Martinez, Silver City, and Abundio Martinez and two sisters, Mrs. Anastasia Lopez, Los Angeles and Mrs. Maria Galvez, Detroit Mich. Rosary was held Saturday evening at the Cox mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 AM Monday at the Catholic Church in Hurley the Rev Fr Ramon Estevill officiating. Internment was in the Hurley cemetery under the direction of Cox mortuary.

MARTINEZ/LOZANO: Double funeral services were held for the two girls who lost their lives in the drowning. Rosary was recited Sunday evening at the Fierro Catholic Church, followed by High mass Monday morning at the church and burial in the Fierro cemetery. Miss Martinez was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Federico Martinez of Fierro, and is survived by her parents a brother and three sisters. Miss Lozano was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe D. Lozano, also of Fierro, and is survived by her parents, four brothers and six sisters. Funeral arrangements and burial were under the direction of the Cox Mortuary of Silver City.

MARTINEZ:  Ramon Perez Martinez, 57, lifetime area resident, died Oct. 27 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was Jan, 25 1925 in Columbus and was an army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming. Rosary services were held Oct. 29 at St. Ann's Catholic Church and the funeral mass was held Saturday morning. The Rev. Mike Macaya officiated and the burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by the Luna County United Veterans. Survivor included two sons Eddie Martinez of Oakland, Calif. and Sammy Martinez of Roswell: four daughters, Alice Madrid, Andrea Estrada of Oakland, Calif., Yolanda Martinez Deming, and Rosemary Martinez, Roswell: his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Mateo Martinez, Columbus: three brothers, Juan Martinez El Paso, Pete Martinez, Hurley, and Armando Martinez, Columbus:10 sisters, Socorro Gonzalez, El Paso, Patsy Arenibas, Rita Holguin, Carmen Maynes, Josie Parra, and Stella Casa, Deming, Eulalia Delira and Augustina Guereque of Norwalk, Calif. Paula Miller and Rosemary Porras of Columbus and 13 grandchildren. His mother, Andrea Martinez, preceded him in death in 1950. Pallbearers were Richard Guereque, Aurelio Delirs, Felix Holguin, Robert Maynes, Inez Porras and Angel Gonzalez. Honorary bearers were Roy Parra, Ernesto Casas, Armando Martinez and Bill Miller. The Wheeler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

MARTINEZ: Richard S. "Woody" Martinez, 48, died Sunday in Albuquerque. Mr. Martinez was born Nov. 23, 1946 in Santa Rita to Emilio and Elidia Sanchez Martinez. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Mr. Martinez was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. He worked with law enforcement agencies in the Grants and Gallup area. The evening prayer vigil will begin at seven Wednesday, May24 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by local veterans groups. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Andazola, Baldomero Esqueda, Frank Gaona Jr., Arturo Costales, Luis Flores, Aurelio Flores, Eddie Huerta, Joel Ponzio and Apache Bill Young. He is survived by a daughter, Veronica B. Martinez of Phoenix; two aunts, Consuelo Esqueda and Mary Huerta, both of Bayard; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Richard S. "Woody" Martinez, 48, died Sunday, May 14 in Albuquerque. Mr. Martinez was born Nov. 23, 1946 in Santa Rita to Emilio and Elidia Sanchez Martinez. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam; was a member of the Roman Catholic Church; and had worked with law enforcement agencies in the Grants and Gallup area. The evening prayer vigil will be Wednesday at seven at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at ten in the morning at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by local veterans groups. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Andazola, Baldomero Esqueda, Frank Gaona Jr., Arturo Costales, Luis Flores, Aurelio Flores, Eddie Huerta, Joel Ponzio and Apache Bill Young. He is survived by a daughter, Veronica B. Martinez of Phoenix; two aunts, Consuelo Esqueda and Mary Huerta, both of Bayard; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Richard T. Martinez, 53, of Las Cruces, formerly of Deming, entered eternal life Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1944, in Hatch to Isidoro and Piedad Torres Martinez. Mr. Martinez served his country honorably in the U.S. Army with service during the Vietnam War. He was a 26-year employee of Big Chief, where he worked as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his loving wife, Toni Martinez of the family home; his son, R. Paul Martinez of San Diego, Calif.; his daughter, Sylvia T. Martinez, also of the family home; his mother, Piedad Martinez of Deming; four brothers, Nick Martinez and his wife, Roseanne, of Orlando, Fla., John Martinez of Fort Worth, Texas, Manny Martinez and his wife, Rosa, of Deming, and Tony Martinez and his wife, Dolores, of Los Alamos; a sister, Cecilia Meeker, and her husband, John, of Albuquerque; and, one grandchild. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Kraig Martinez. Mr. Martinez was a kind and loving husband, father, brother, son and uncle, and will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Calling hours will be from 6-7 this evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces, with the prayer vigil scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral, 1240 S. Espina, Las Cruces, with the Rev. Thomas Beggane officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery with military honors accorded by a Fort Bliss honor guard. Serving as casket bearers will be Manny, Tony and Johnny Martinez, Joe Clark Jr., Tommy Altamirano and Lupe Nunez. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s.

MARTINEZ: Mrs. Rosenda Escobar Martinez 63, lifelong resident of Hanover, died there Aug. 22. She is survived by two sons, Horace of Silver City and Edward of Hanover;  four daughters, Mrs. Maria Carrillo and Mrs. Eladia Chavira of Hanover, Mrs. Lupe Maynes of Belvedere, Ill., and Mrs. Nieviez Felix of Los Angeles, Calif, and 16 grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers; Manuel Escobar of Montebello, Calif., and Antonio Gutierrez of Los Angeles, Calif., three sisters, Mrs. Daria Chavez and Mrs. Elena Tafoya of Hanover and Mrs. Sofia Martinez of Baldwin Park, Calif. Rosary was said at the Hoy Family Church in Hanover Aug. 26, with funeral mass celebrated Aug. 27. Interment followed at the Hanover Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Roberto Lemus celebrant.

MARTINEZ: Rudy A. Martinez, 39, of Bayard, died Thursday in Gila Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Santa Rita and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church; was a 1968 graduate of Cobre High School; was a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a biology degree; and loved to travel. He most recently was a cross-country semi-truck driver. A memorial Mass will be recited Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Mr. Martinez was cremated at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grant County Unit of the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his father, Gilbert P. Martinez of Central; his mother, Martina Alvarado Martinez of Bayard; a brother, Gilbert A. Martinez of Albuquerque; a sister, Juanita Fletcher of Bayard; his maternal grandmother, Juana B. Alvarado of Bayard; several aunts and uncles; and one niece and one nephew. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Ruperto R. Martinez, 93, of Bayard passed away Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Martinez was born March 27, 1898, in Mexico. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Until 1977, Mr. Martinez owned a grocery store in Van Nuys, Calif. He is survived by a daughter, Cecelia Martinez of Los Angeles; three sons, Enrique Martinez, Baltazar Martinez and Roberto Martinez, all of Los Angeles, two nephews, Manuel Jimenez of Bayard and Joe Salaiz of Central; and one niece, Macia Montoya of Deming. He is also survived by many other nieces and nephews. Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Martinez, who died in 1967. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. The Rev. Paulus Kao will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses, U.S. 180 East in Silver City today from 2-4 p.m. The rosary will be recited this evening at 7 in the funeral home. Deacon Alfonso Alvarado will officiate. Interment with full military honors at Fort Bayard National Cemetery will follow the Mass. Pallbearers will be Joe Salaiz, Bernie Salaiz, Manuel Salaiz, Ernesto Vigil, Bennie Dominguez and Ernie Dominguez. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses of Silver City.

MARTINEZ: Sam Martinez Jr., 40, a resident of Fort Bayard, passed away Tuesday afternoon in his home. He is survived by his wife, Helen Martinez of Fort Bayard; one son, Eric Martinez, and one daughter, Tammy Martinez, both of Fort Bayard; his parents, Samuel Martinez of Central and Manuela J. Gonzales of Bayard; three sisters, Cecilia Perea and her husband, Richard, of Lordsburg, Irene Rodriguez and her husband Raul, of Hurley, and Lydia Ramirez and her husband, Marcos, of Nogales, Ariz.; two brothers, David Martinez of Central and Arturo Martinez of Bayard; and his maternal grandmother, Antonia Jaime. Visitation will be conducted Friday from 2-5 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Rosary will be recited that same evening at 7, also in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Paul Ragazinskas as celebrant. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday at l0 a.m. in the Santa Clara Catholic Church with Ragazinskas as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Silva, Jerry Ruiz, Jimmy Ruiz, Richard Maynes, Tony Ordonez and Matt Holguin. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Rodriguez and David Martinez. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: Seferino G. Martinez, 75, died Sunday morning in Silver City. Mr. Martinez was born in Santa Rita and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by four sisters, Bonifacia Castanon, and her husband, Juan, of Silver City, Elvira Gonzales, and her husband, Benito, of Salinas, Calif., Concha Vasquez of Salinas, Calif., and Lupe Martinez of Central; one brother, Isaias Martinez and his wife, Teresa, of Salinas, Calif.; three uncles, Antonio Garcia of Central, Marcos Garcia of Central, .Jose Garcia of Washington, and an aunt, Mrs. Santos Bustillos of San Francisco, Calif.; 38 nieces and nephews, 60 great nieces, and great nephews, and 41 great-great nieces and great-great-nephews. Rosary recitation will bat 7:30p.m Wednesday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Saint Viii-cent’s With Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment will follow at the Silver Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Cruz, David Castanon, Arthur Castanon, Monce Flores, Gilbert Ortiz and Juan Jaurequi. Honorary pallbearers will be Antonio Garcia, Marcos Garcia, Jose Garcia, Willie Burrol, Sam Ortiz, Juan Castanon Jr., Juan Castanon Sr. and Lupe Cordova. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bight Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: Sidronio G. Martinez, 76, passed away Thursday, May 25 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Martinez was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1968.He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joaquina Martinez of Central, three daughters, Mrs. Rufina Montes of Central, Mrs. Hazel Mitchell and Mrs. Reina Lozano, both of Silver City; two sons, Samuel Martinez of Rio Linda, Calif., and Daniel Martinez of Whittier, Calif., 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Survivors also include a brother, Isabel Martinez of Santa Barbara, Calif. Rosary recitation was Monday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was said Tuesday, May 29 at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas conducting both services. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Rodriguez, Eusebio Campos, Ramon Jaramillo, Ronnie Martinez, Danny Martinez and Alfredo Gonzales.

MARTINEZ: Simona C. Martinez, 79, a longtime resident of Hurley, entered life eternal at her residence. She was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Jalisco, Mexico, and was a homemaker. Mrs. Martinez was a parishioner at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Johnny Perez reciting the rosary. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include six sons, Abran of Central, Jose of Socorro, Texas, Jesus of Las Cruces, Lupe of Silver City, Larry of Silver City and Alex Martinez of Hurley; five daughters, Antonia Gloria of Clint, Texas, Dolores Rodriguez of Silver City, Rita Arellano of Silver City, Mary Martinez of Riverside, Calif., and Valentina Hernandez of El Paso, Texas; a brother, Eleno Espinoza of Bakersfield, Calif., and a sister, Juliana Hernandez of Bakersfield. She is also survived by 31 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Abran, Joe, Lupe, Jesus, Larry and Alex Martinez. Honorary bearers will be Antonia Gloria, Dolores Rodriguez, Rita Arellano, Mary Martinez, Valentina Hernandez and all her grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MARTINEZ: Tecla Teresa Martinez, 58, died Sept. 8 in Memorial Hospital, Las Cruces. She was born April 26, 1924 in Silver City, the daughter of Florencio and Benita Fernandez Ybarra and was a lifelong resident of Silver City. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her husband, Louis Martinez Sr. of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Viola Villanueva and Mrs. Anita Martinez, both of Silver City; two sons, David Martinez and Louis Martinez Jr., both of Silver City; one brother, Louis Peña of San Fernando, Calif.; two nieces, Olivia Peña and Esperanza Sandoval of Silver City and eleven grandchildren. Rosary was recited Sept. 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated Sept. 11 in St. Vincent de Paul Church. Both services were under the direction of the Rev. James Milano. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery, Silver City. Serving as pallbearers were Quirino Lobato, Augie Teran, Ray Teran, Danny Teran, Steve Ybarra and Rosario Hernandez. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MASCARENAS: Herminio "Skeeter" Melquiades Mascarenas died Tuesday, Nov. 11 in Deming at the Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 10, 1908 in Lucero, N.M. He and his wife, Mary Mascarenas were formerly residents of Hanover. Mr. Mascarenas was formerly a veteran of World War II. He survived by his wife, Mary of Deming; two sisters, Elvira Mora of Rainvill, N.M., Ruby Chavez of San Francisco, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Rosary was held for Mr. Mascarenas on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Chapel with Fr. Lopez officiating. Funeral mass was Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. in Hanover with Fr. Lopez also officiating. Burial followed at the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with military honors. All arrangements were under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home, Silver City.

MASCARENAS: Mary S. Mascarenas, a Deming resident, entered eternal rest Monday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 1-6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Visitation is set for Thursday afternoon at 3 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City with the prayer vigil beginning there that evening at 7. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with His Excellency, Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. She was born in Penasco and was a homemaker. She retired as post mistress with the Hanover post office. She was a Deming resident for about 13 years, having previously lived in Hanover for about 40 years. She attended St. Ann's Catholic Church and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard and a member of the Sacred Heart League. She was active in the Mimbres Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and other civic affairs. Survivors include a brother, Ben F. Smith of Moab, Utah; four sisters, Josie Fletcher of Bayard, Anna Pino of Receda, Calif., Lorraine Martin of San Jose, Calif., and Lillian Smith of San Leandro, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers and honorary bearers will be her nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

MASKALL: Gertrude M. Maskall, 60, died Saturday, March 1, in Silver City. Mrs. Maskall was born in Texas and had lived in the Grant County area since 1970. She is survived by her husband, Vincent Maskall of Silver City, three daughters, Karen Sue Stagner of Kansas City, Kansas, Sharon Truitt of Silver City, Barbara McCain of Fulton, Texas, a son, Roy Maskall of Silver City, her mother, Clara Wiser of DeKalb, Texas, a sister Juanita Edwards of New Boston, Texas and three grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, March 3, at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with Joyce Lawrence and Arlene Johnson officiating. Burial followed the ceremony. Serving as pallbearers were John Green, Joe Green, John Morrison and Eugene Humphrey. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MASKELL: Vincent M. Maskell, 66, died Saturday. He had been a resident of Silver City since 1970 and was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his mother, Angelica M. Maskell of Highgate Springs, Vt.; three daughters, Karen Sue Stagner and Sharon Truitt, both of Silver City, and Barbara McCain of Hopkinsville, Ky.; one son, Roy Maskell of Alpine, Texas; two sisters, Ann E. Green of Silver City and Martha M. Grandchamp of Highgate Springs; two brothers, Hobart Maskell and Cassius Maskell, both of Highgate Springs; and seven grandchildren. Visitation was Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright funeral chapel. Graveside funeral services were at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery today at 2 p.m. with Bishop Terry Heiner officiating. American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducted military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Mexico Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MASON: Art M. Montoya has received word of the death this week in Santa Ana, Calif., of his uncle, Alex D. Mason, formerly of Silver City. For many years he worked with several cleaners firms in Grant County as a presser operator. Mr. Mason is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Annie M. Montoya, Mrs. Lupe M. Madrid, Mrs. Susie M. Madrid of Silver City and Mrs. Addie M. Garcia, Bayard; Also two sons and one daughter of Santa Ana, Calif. The sons are Alex, Jr., and Sammy and daughter, Clara. The deceased was a World War II veteran of the Pacific area, serving in the Army Infantry from 1943-46. He was a former employee of Sears Cleaners and had lived all his life in Silver City except for 12 years in California. Funeral services and burial took place in Los Angeles

MASON: Helen M. “Mo” Mason, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Tucson, Ariz. She is survived by her husband, Joe, of Silver City; two daughters, Carol Hausley of Silver City and Helen Maxwell of Tucson; one son, Robert Simmons of Albuquerque; one sister Maurine Bowlin of Calif; three granddaughters; four grandsons and one great-grandson. A tribute from her family is “One of the best-loved ladies ever born.” Funeral Mass was held Tuesday at the St Vincent de Paul Church with Monsignor James A. Milano officiating. Interment followed at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers were Walter Ward, Dick Batey, Jake McGinn, George Rydeski, Tim Summers and Gary Bowling. Arrangements under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MASON: Dr. Harry M. Mason, Sr., known as the beloved physician for many years of Redwood City, Calif., died March 19 at his home of a heart attack. He was stricken only a short while after attending patients in Sequoia Hospital. He was a member of the hospital medical staff for many years. Years ago, Dr. Mason was on the staff of the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital and later served on the medical staff of the Chino Copper Company at Santa Rita. While at Fort Bayard he married a nurse, Gertrude Erickson, who survives, together with four sons. Funeral services were held in Redwood City at the Matthias Catholic Church. Burial took place in Golden Gate national Cemetery.

MASON: Joseph N. Mason, 75, a resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday at Tucson Medical Center. Arrangements are pending through Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

MASON: Ray A. Mason, 75, of Hurley, died Saturday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born June 8, 1914, in Rotan, Texas, and had resided in Grant County for the past 45 years. He was retired from Chino Mines, where he worked as a mill operator. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Calling hours will be from 6-8 tonight in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Clyde Isabel and Dwayne Springer officiating. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post no. 18. Survivors include his wife, Goldie Mason of Hurley; a son, Fred L. Mason of Tyrone; two daughters, Marlene Crutcher of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ginger L. Sipe of Tuttle, Okla.; a brother, Lambert C. Mason of Stephens, Va.; a sister, Helen Flournoy of Texas; and eight grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Marshall Epperson, Earl Wheat, Bill Jackson, Richard Robertson, Paul Barris and Dub Holland. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MASON: A coroner's jury at a hearing by Justice of the Peace U.L. Conner, returned a verdict that Royal Mason, age 53, of Silver City, died Tuesday from natural causes. Mason, retired supervising gardener at the Fort Bayard State Hospital and veteran of World War II, returned to the Gila National Forest Monday after hunting turkeys without success over the weekend. A search was instituted when he failed to return to his home at 2319 Yucca Drive, with State Patrolman Gene Tow and Chief Deputy Sheriff Richard Ingram Directing the hunt. Mason's body was found slumped over beside a tree stump near Sapillo Creek, about 2 1/2 miles southeast of Lake Roberts, by Harry Simmons, a turkey hunter from Hatch. Patrolman Tow said a study of Mason's tracks showed that he had left a wood-hauling road, walked out a small canyon and returned to the tree to rest. His shotgun was found propped against a tree root and he apparently sat down and leaned back against a stump. After receiving permission from the district attorney's office, the officers returned the body to the Curtis Mortuary, where the inquest was held. Survivors include his widow, Elaine; three sisters, one niece and three nephews. Services are pending at Curtis Mortuary.

MASONER: Funeral services for Narra Sue Masoner, nine month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Masoner of Bayard, were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel, Thursday, Jan. 4 with Mancel Mortensen of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery.

MASSEY: Donald Reed Massey, 70, of Hurley, died Sunday. He was born in Arizona but had been a resident of Hurley for about 43 years. He was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff. He had been married for 51 years. Mr. Massey retired from Chino Mines in 1979 after 34 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Massey of Hurley; one daughter, Bobbie Hollimon of Buckhorn; one son, Guy Massey of Las Cruces; two sisters, Lillian Richards of Bayard and Dorothy Scarlett of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Stacy Jameson, Dale Hollimon, Kim O'Byrne, Travis Massey and Paula Dawn Massey; and five great-grandchildren, Shaun Jameson, Josh Jameson, Ryan Jameson, Kyle O'Byrne and Chantz O'Byrne. Funeral services were today at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Serving as pallbearers were Guy Ozment, Chet Brown, Gerry Jameson, John Pat O'Bryne, Travis Massey and Billie Richards. Honorary pallbearers were Marvin Beach, Ben Gallagher, Pierson Deming, Larry Lenderman, Boyd Frost, Eddie Ozment and Bill Richards. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MATA: Adelina Melenudo Mata, 69; passed away Monday at Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque. She was born Sept. 6, 1914, the daughter of Jose and Francisca Melenudo. Mrs. Mata was a communicant of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband1jienry Mata Sr. of Silver City; a son, Henry Joe Mata of Tyrone; four daughters Louisa Escamilla of Roswell and Martha Quintana. Bertha Castillo and Hope Mata, alt of Silver City; two sisters, Josephine Gomes of Covina, Calif., and Lucy Montes of Silver City; two brothers, Lucinno Montes of Silver City and Mike Melenudo of California; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mata will lie in state at the Curtis-Bright Chapel from 10a.m. to5p.m. today. Rosary wilt be recited at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 7:30 tonight and Mass of the Resurrection will he celebrated Thursday at 10a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers will he Gerard Escamilla, Joe Quintana, Tim Castillo, Anthony Mata, Charles Melendrez and Tony Escamilla Jr. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

MATA: Beatrice P. Mata, 78, a resident of Hurley, died Friday in her home. Mrs. Mata was a communicant of the Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church. She was born April 21, 1909 in Gila and had been a resident of Gila for 28 years; was a resident of Silver City for 25 years; and her last residence was in Hurley for 25 years. She was a housekeeper and a wonderful homemaker, mother, grandmother and lady. She is survived by Raymundo L. Benavidez; by six daughters, Lily Holguin and her husband Tudie, of Phoenix, Ariz., Beatrice Saenz and her husband, Sam, of Central, Virginia Sierra and her husband, Alex, of Tucson, Ariz., Mariana Padilla and her husband, Juan, of Pico Rivera, Calif., Pife Soto of Hurley and Pita Ortega of Tucson; one son, Ray Benavidez Jr. and his wife, Monica, of Glendale, Calif.; four sisters, Josefina Medina of Safford, Ariz., Soledad Santamaria of Bayard, Helen Garcia of Silver City and Concha Mesa of Watsonville, Calif.; two brothers, Manuel Sanchez and Napo Sanchez, both of Silver City; one son-in-law, Rolando Garcia of Texas; 56 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbnad, Pete Mata; by a daughter, Hermila Garcia; and by a sister, Christina Ponce. Rosary recitation was held Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. in the Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Benito Suen officiated at both services. Interment followed in the Gila-Mesa Catholic Cemetery and the Rev. Richard Lynch officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Aguirre, Sammy Ray Saenz, Joe A. Sierra, Gabriel Benavidez, Ruben Galindo and Louie Ortega. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bobby Joe Carrillo and Anthony Ray Holguin. The Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MATA: Enrique S. “Henry” Mata, 79, a resident of Silver City, died Thursday, March 12, at his home after a short battle with cancer. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. Deacon Johnnie Perez will recite the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father John Colgan officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. He was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Aragon to Crispin and Rafaela Mata. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adelina, in 1985, and a stepdaughter, Olivia Melendrez, in 1980. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. as a crusher operator after 25 years of service. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in southwest New Mexico. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 3388 and attended most of its functions. He especially enjoyed participating in the Huacha tournaments, a game he taught his son, sons-in-law and grandsons how to play. He enjoyed attending family reunions throughout the Southwest. He was a very loving father, grandfather and great-grandfathers and took great interest in all his grandchildren’s sports and their other activities, and loved to attend all family functions. He was a communicant at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by one son, Henry Joe Mata and his wife, Dolores; three daughters, Martha Quintana and her husband, Fidel, Bertha Castillo and her husband, Mike, and Hope Kinter and her husband, Russell,  of Silver City; one step daughter, Louisa Escamilla and her husband, Tony, of ------

MATA: Mrs. Rosa G. Mata, 46, passed away last Thursday at the family home in Hurley. Death was caused by a heart attack. Survivors are her husband, Pedro Mata; three sisters, Mrs. Angie Carbajal, Mrs. Estivina Barrios and Mrs. Rosalie Gonzales. Rosary services were held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Catholic cemetery.

MATHENY: Elmer Robert Matheny, 70, diamond drilling contractor, of 512 West 7th Street, died Friday afternoon in a one-car accident on the Tyrone Road. His car struck a tree and marks on the pavement indicated that his GMC pickup truck had been running diagonally along the shoulder for approximately 180 feet before leaping an embankment and hurtling 35 feet before striking the tree. Investigating officers believe that he either fainted or suffered a heart attack and may have been dead before the accident. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon with the Rev. Thomas W. Ogilvie officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Mr. Matheny, who had been a resident of Silver City for the past 31 years, is survived by his wife, Gertrude D. Matheny; two sisters, Mrs. Ada M. Moore of Redding, Calif., and Mrs. Bertha Cofer, Seattle, Wash., one daughter, Mrs. Melvin Howell, Fruitland, N. M, and one son, Paul R. Miller, Concord, Calif., and four grandchildren.

MATHER: Mrs. S. D. Mather, 85, resident of Buckhorn, died the past week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Sossoman, in Higley, Az. Born in Iowa she had lived the past several years in Grant County. Funeral services were held in Chandler, Arizona, followed by burial in the cemetery there. Survivors are her husband, S. D. Mather of Buckhorn; two daughters, Mrs. Sossoman and Mrs. Charles Bearup of Silver City; two sons, A. H. Mather of Roseville, Calif, and Gordon Mather of Marysville, Calif.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

MATHER: Stephen D. Mather, 93, died at Hillcrest Hospital Wednesday following an extended illness. He was a native of Greene, Iowa, and had lived in Grant County for the past 22 years. Mr. Mather was a retired farmer. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Bearup of Silver City and Mrs. J.H. Sossoman of Higley, Ariz.; two sons, A.H. Mather of Roseville, Calif., and Gordon Mather of Marysville, Calif., seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Bueler Mortuary in Chandler, Ariz., Saturday morning. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

MATHERS: Mrs. June Mathers passed away Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital, following an extended illness. Survivors are her husband, Ernest Mathers, of Silver City; father, Perry Timberman, Van Chester, New Hampshire; a sister, Mrs. Barbara Scrivener, Garden Grove, Calif., and sister-in-law, Mrs. Odell Hatler, Central. Funeral services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. George Newman, of the Bayard Baptist Church. Burial was in the Gila Mesa Cemetery.

MATHERS: Maurice Alvin "Pete" Mathers, 64, a resident of Grant County for more than 25 years, entered eternal rest Sunday in Pinos Altos. He was born Aug. 3, 1926 in Butlerville, Ark., and was a part-time employee of the U.S. Forest Service. Calling hours will be from 5-7 tonight in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Francis Roundtree officiating. Survivors include three brothers, Earnest F. Mathers of Silver City, Harvey Leon Mathers of La Luz, and E.H. Mathers of Butlerville; a sister, Eula Mae Hatler of Central; a very special longtime friend, Sally Samaniego and her family of Silver City; and several nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MATHEWS: Bruce Matthews, 75, of Pinos Altos, a retired mill superintendent of the American Smelting and Refining Company, died last Friday in the Veterans hospital In Albuquerque, following several months’ illness. He had lived In Grant County for many years. Survivors are two daughters Mrs. George B. Means of Tucson and Mrs. Edward D. Hughs of Albuquerque; two sons, Arthur L Matthews of Albuquerque and David G. Matthews of ‘Tucson, twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one brother, Arthur A. Matthews Denver Colo. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Samuel Thompson of the Presbyterian Church conducted the rites. Ritualistic burial were held at the graveside in the Pinos Altos Cemetery by members of the Silver City Lodge of Masons acting for the Masonic Lodge of Baxter Kansas of which the deceased was a member.

MATTHEWS: James K. Matthews, 56, a resident of Silver City, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, at his home. Cremation will take place by Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Mr. Matthews was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Portageville, Mo., to the late Henry and Ella Matthews. He retired from Union Local 219 as a sheet metal worker. Mr. Matthews was a native, of Rockford, Ill. He moved to Silver City seven years ago. He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Silver City; a son, Ricky Matthews of Rockford; two daughters, Tammy Archambean and her husband, Ron, of Springfield, Ill., and Sandy Mathews-Rose and her husband, Howard, of Springfield; a sister, Mary DeMiado, and her husband, George, of Rockford; and five grandchildren Mr. Matthews was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Matthews. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MATHEWS: Joe R.  Mathews, a former resident of Grant County, died this week at his home in Grangeville, Idaho. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Esther Mattocks and a brother, William Matthews. Funeral services and burial took place in Grangeville.

MATHEWS: John Matthews, 71, a former resident of Grant County, died of a heart attack Tuesday on a ranch near Truth or Consequences. He was stricken while rounding up cattle. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. H. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Silver City cemetery with graveside rites by the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. M. Dillberg, Silver City, and a son, John E. Matthews., North Ridge, Calif.; three brothers, J. D. Matthews and Joe Matthew; Riggins, Idaho; William J, Matthews, , Silver City, and a sister, Mrs. Esther Mattocks, Mimbres.

MATHEWS: Mimie Matthews, 93, passed away Saturday, August 6, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Matthews was a native of Tennessee, and had resided in Grant County since 1922. She was a member of the Santa Rita Lodge #57 of the Order of Eastern Star and the Bayard Chapter of the Rebeccas. Mrs. Matthews is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lou Squires of Tucson, Az., Mrs. Verna Quimlah of Las Cruces, three sons, Clyde Matthews of Greenway, Ark., Coy Matthews of Long Beach, CA, Alton Matthews of Silver City, ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 9, at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Foster of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were John Stark, Paul Lemke, Doug Bibles, Gene Haby, Randall Gose and Odell Hatler.

MATHEWS: Mrs. Alton L. Matthews, a resident of Hurley for the past 15 years, died last Wednesday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Survivors are her husband, Alton L. Matthew; a son, John A. Matthews of Silver City; two daughters, Carol Matthews of University Park, Las Cruces, and Pamela Matthews of Hurley; two brothers, Harry Matthews of Grand Marais, Minn., and Ned Matthews of San Francisco; one sister, Mrs. Elmo Pecotte, Silver City; her stepmother, Mrs. J. R. Matthews of Berkeley, Calif.; and One granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Ernest T. Berkeley, Jr., of the Community Church of Hurley at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Curtis Mortuary. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

MATHEWS: Owen C. “Slim” Matthews, 79, retired, a resident of Grant County for 55 years, died at midnight Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Matthews had a colorful career as sheriff of Grant County having served for the longest period of time of any sheriff in the county. Besides his career as a law enforcement officer, Mr. Matthews’ chief interests were mining and baseball, having come here from pitch for the Chino Mines Copper Company, now the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation. He first ran for sheriff in 1934 and served in the sheriff’s department for a period of 12 years altogether. He had mining interests in the community and was a well-known sportsman, being instrumental in bringing many out-of-staters and friends here for the hunting seasons. Matthews was named to the state racing commission in 1947 after horse racing was legalized in 1946. He was a life member of the Stockdale, Tex., Masonic Lodge No. 470; a member of the First Baptist Church of Silver City; of the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 and a charter member of the New Mexico Sheriff and Police Association. Survivors of the deceased include his widow, Mrs. Loraine Matthews of Silver City; a son, Amos Matthews of Smelterville, Idaho, a daughter, Elizabeth Moore of Globe, Ariz.; and a grandson, Owen S. Moore from Globe. Family members have requested the omission of floral offerings, suggesting instead that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Silver City in memory of Mr. Matthews. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Claude J. Williams officiating. Burial will be made in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Meyers, Owen S. Moore, A. R. Rhodes, Sam Stearrnan, Ralph H. Wright and Jesus Arciero.

MATHEWS: Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Mathews, Pinos Altos, were held at 10:30 am Tuesday with the Rev. Wayne Douglas officiating at the Cox Mortuary chapel. She was 53 years of age. Survivors include her husband; two sons, A. L. Matthews, Denver and David Matthews, Pinos Altos; and two daughters, Mrs. George Means and Mrs. E D Hughes of Silver City. Burial was held at the Pinos Altos cemetery with the Silver City chapter Order of Eastern Star in charge.

MATHEWS: Samuel M Mathews a resident of this community for the past 28 years died this morning in his home in Central. Mathews was born May 2, 1878 in Cleburne TX. He was employed by the Fort Bayard veteran’s hospital until his retirement. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mimia Bell Mathews; two daughters, Mrs. Carl squire of Prescott AZ and Mrs. E S Quinan of Richmond VA; three sons, Clyde of Greenway Az, Coy of Long Beach CA, and Alton of Hurley, and a brother Daniel Mathews of San Diego CA. Funeral services will be held at 3PM Friday in the Cox chapel with the Rev H E Johnson officiating. Internment will be in the Masonic cemetery following the service. Committal burial will be by the Masons of the Santa Rita lodge of which Mathews was a member.

MATHEWS: William J.Mathews, 76, a retired rancher and resident of Grant County for 58 years died last Thursday evening. He was a veteran of World War I and member of the Elks. Survivors include four nieces, Mrs. Fay Mitchell. Mrs. Barbara Walker of Silver City: Mrs. Verna Miller of Magdalena and Mrs. Edna Osborn of Mimbres: two nephews, Mason and Jerry Mattocks of Silver City. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Cutis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Loomis officiating. Interment followed in the Memory Lane Cemetery with BPOE graveside services.

MATHIS: Chester Mathis, a resident of Grant County for 18 years, died in his home here Tuesday. He was 51 years old. Funeral services will be held tomorrow in the Elks Lodge room. Funeral was announced for 2 p.m. today, but postponed to await the arrival of relatives. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Mathis, Silver City; a son Raymond E. Mathis, Silver City; five sisters, Mrs. George Baker, West Irving; Mrs. Rose Phillips, Somerset, KY; Mrs. Pearl Allen and Mrs. Ethel Allen, East Barnstadt, KY; and Mrs. Ruby Cottonin, London, KY; a bother Robert M. Mathis, East Barnstadt, KY, and his mother, Mrs. Liza P. Mathis also of East Barnstadt. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary.

MATHIS: Mrs. Myra Belle Mathis, 82, who had made her home here for the past eight years, died the past week at the Pleasantview Rest Home. Survivors of the deceased Include three sons, Alien L. Bryan of Phoenix, AZ, E. R. Bryan of Silver City and Vernon H. Bryan of California; one daughter, Mrs. 0. E. Woodside of Ontario, Calif, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. T. D Kimbell of Odessa, Tex. The Curtis Mortuary of Silver City sent the remains to Matador Tex. for the funeral services and burial.

MATHIS: James H. Mathis, 57, of Casa Grande, Ariz., former Grant County resident, died Monday, Aug. 6, in the Maryvale Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Casa Grande; his father, Harvey, of Laconia, Ind.; four brothers, Kenny, Carl, Paul and Lloyd, all of Laconia; a son, Jim, of Hurley; two daughters, Debbie Watson of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Tanya, of Casa Grande; and four grandchildren. He was retired from International Harvester in Louisville, Ky., and was a Korean War veteran. He was laid to rest in the National Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix Thursday, Aug. 9.

MATHIS: Mrs. Lettie Mae Mathis, 94, died Thursday, Jan 18, in Silver City. Mrs. Mathis was a native of Texas and longtime resident of Grant County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Silver City Chapter of the Eastern Star, Retired Teachers Association, Colonial Dames, Town and Country Garden Club, American Legion Auxiliary, D.A.R., and D.A.R.T. She is survived by two sons, Robert W. Mathis of Silver City, James B. Mathis of Woodbury, Conn., two sisters, Mrs. Louise Brownlee of Bryan, Texas, Mrs. Alva Fleming of San Marcos, Texas, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Clifford Hutton officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were, Wade White, Dick Hays, William G. Massengill, Odell Fortenberry, Mark Toney and Dr. George A. Cornali.

MATNEY: Charles Matney was burned to death Tuesday when a plane he was flying crashed and burned. The Matney’s were making their home in New Orleans. Exact details of where the accident occurred and what plane he was flying are not known here yet. Funeral services will be held in Houston, Tex., the home of both his and Mrs. Matney's parents. Mrs. Matney is a sister of Mrs. Robert Pennington, of Tucson, formerly of Silver City. Mrs. Matney had planned to accompany her husband on this trip but at the last minute decided against going with him. Mr. Matney was a former well known Silver City grocer, operating the Broadway Market for several years.

MATTESON: Roy Matteson, 85, of Deming passed away Tuesday, May 18, at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. At his request, cremation will take place and no services, are planned at this time. He was born Jan. 1914 in Appleton, Minn. to Herbert I. and Margaret Arndt Matteson. He was a master electrician, and owned and Operated Matteson Electric and Appliance for about 30 years in Center, N.D. He later worked S Minot State University from 1960 until 1977, when he retired. After a number of years camping and traveling around the Southwest, he and his wife, Lucy, moved to Deming from their home in Minot, N.D. Deming is where they chose to live out their years. Mr. Matteson was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Deming. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucy Woehlera Matteson of Deming; a son, Barry Matteson, and his wife, Karen, of Anchorage Alaska; two daughters, Berma Matteson of Silver City and Darby Matteson of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Maorie Kerbs of Forest Grove, Ore.; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Thomson and her husband, Brent, Scott Ingle and his wife, Wendy Shari Ingle, Joe Matteson and his wife, Julie, Brett Matteson and his wife, Holly, Meghan and Dial Matteson, Andraya Matteson Halstead and Arin Lofgren; and numerous and loving great-grandchildren. Mr. Matteson was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Arndt Matteson and Herbert Matteson, and one brother, Percy Matteson.

MATHEWS: Loraine S. Matthews, 86, a longtime resident of Silver City, passed away Monday at Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. She was born July 5, 1908 to William Edgar and Lula (Bumgarner) Simmons in Palo Pinto Strawn, Texas. At the age of six, she and her family moved to Silver City. She graduated from what is now Western New Mexico University with a bachelor's degree in education and taught elementary school in Cliff, Silver City and Central. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Elizabeth M. Moore of Globe, Ariz.; a stepson, Amos Matthews of Butte, Mont.; and a niece, Sweet Willis of Hurley. A private graveside service took place this morning at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Ted With as officiate. Contributions in her name may be made to a charity of choice. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

MATTHEWS: Oscar Eugene Matthews, 62, died Wednesday at his home in Hurley. He was born and grew up in Illinois, was a resident of New Mexico since 1970 and had lived in Grant County since 1981. He served in the U.S. Army 1943-47 in the Pacific theater with the 448th Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Marie Matthews of Hurley; his parents, Arthur and Lillie Matthews of Fairfield, Ill.; four children, David Eugene Matthews of Herrin, Ill., Dennis Houward Matthews of Tonganoxie, Kan., Nancy Marilyn McGill of Fairfield and Carol Ann Matthews of Casa Grande, Ariz; four sisters, Juanita Tate, Maxine Young and Rosemary Judge, all of Fairfield, and Dorothy Morris of Wyandotte, Okla.; two brothers, Melvin Matthews of Fairfield and Robert Matthews of Wadesville, Ind.; and seven grandchildren. He was a member of the Richmond Christian Church in Wayne County, Ill. Visitation and memorial services will be in the Wheeler Funeral home at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pastor Bill Miller is in charge. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donation be made to the Bayard Baptist Church organ fund. Interment will be in Fairfield.

MATTHEWS: Paul Neumon Matthews, 74, a long-time resident of Gila, died Saturday evening at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Reagan, Texas. He was a 50 year resident of Grant County. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. after 33 years, was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Calling hours are today from 2-7 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Gila. Interment will follow at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. Bill Key will conduct and veteran’s honors will be accorded by the American Legion. Survivors are his wife, Georgia; a son, Tim Matthews; and a daughter, Paulette Stephens, all of Gila; a brother, Eldred Matthews of Reagan; and five grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Coop Stailey, Jimmy Walker, Allen Wysong, Rex Wilmes, Richard Dinwiddie and Jerry Masoner. Honorary bearers are all his friends and neighbors. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MATTHEWS: Samuel M. Matthews, 28-year resident of Silver City, died early Wednesday morning at his home in Central. The deceased was born May 2, 1878 in Cleburne, Tex. Until his retirement he was employed at the Ft. Bayard Veterans Hospital. Surviving in addition to his wife, Mrs. Mimia Bell Matthews are two daughters, Mrs. Carl Squires of Prescott, Ariz., Mrs. E.S. Quinlan of Richmond, Va.; three sons, Clyde of Greenway, Ark., Coy of Long Beach and Alton of Hurley. A brother, Daniel, resides in San Diego. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Cox Mortuary Chapel at 3 p.m.. Rev. Harold Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church will officiate. A committal burial service will be by the Masons of the Santa Rita lodge at the Masonic Cemetery of Silver City.

MATTHIAS: Leon W. Matthias, 71, of Silver City, died Thursday in Albuquerque. Services are pending with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MATTOCKS: Claude J Mattocks a pioneer of the Mimbres, where he was born and lived most of his life, died last week in Fresno, Calif. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Air Force in Burma, India and China. Survivors are his mother. Mrs. Esther Mattocks, Mimbres: five sisters. Mrs. Eva Osburn, Mimbres: Mrs. Verna Miller, Beaverhead; Mrs. Wanda Arnold. Antioch, Calif.: Mrs. Faye Lanehart Silver City: Mrs. Barbara Walker, Alamogordo and two brothers, Mason, Beaverhead, and Jerry Mimbres. Funeral services were held at 2 pm. Monday in the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, Santa Rita, officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.

MATTOCKS: Mason Ralph Mattocks passed away Sunday at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque. Mr. Mattocks, 54, was a victim of cancer. Mr. Mattocks, who was a native of the Mimbres Valley and a World War II veteran, was active in community and civic affairs there during his entire lifetime. In more recent years he was Past Master of Mimbres Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A.M. and at the time of his death he held the office of secretary of the Lodge and also the office of Worthy Patron, Georgetown Chapter No. 4, OES. The Lodge honored Mattocks by electing him “Mr. Mason” for the year l976. Mr. Mattocks was an adult leader with the San Juan 4-H Club and had been elected the first fire chief of the newly formed Upper Mimbres Fire District. He was a member of the Arenas Valley Community Church. Mr. Mattocks was an employee of UV Industries. Mr. Mattocks is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josie M. Mattocks, a daughter, Ruth Mattocks and one son, James D. Mattocks, all of Mimbres, four sisters, Mrs. Faye Mitchell of Silver City, Mrs. Barbara Walker of Bayard, Mrs. Ena Osborn of Mimbres, and Mrs. Verna Miller of Deming and a brother, Jerry Mattocks of Mimbres. Graveside services will be held today at 2:00 pm at the Georgetown Cemetery with the Rev. Eugene Bjork and the Mimbres Masonic Lodge #10 AF & AM conducting the services. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Cancer Society in-lieu of flowers.

MATTOCKS: Funeral services for William Mattocks, who was killed in an auto accident cast of Santa Rita Saturday night, were held yesterday at 2:30 at the Cox Mortuary’ chapel with the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church officiating. Mr. Mattocks is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mattocks and one sister Mrs. Thomas Cabe, all of Mimbres. Burial was in the Silver City Masonic cemetery with the Mimbres Masonic Lodge No, 10, AF&AM, conducting graveside services. Active pallbearers were Ross Hamilton, Voss Yates, Lonnie Morrison, Jim Cliver, Otto Fowler and Leroy Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Acklin, Jake Mitchell, Horace Bounds, Clyde Bloodgood, Crawford Riggs, and Jerry Van Glist.

MATTOCKS: Mrs. Esther F. Mattocks, 68, member of the pioneer Mattocks family residing on the Mimbres River, died at Hillcrest Hospital Monday. She was a member of the Georgetown Chapter of the Eastern Star and active for many years in her community. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Verna Miller of Magdalena, Mrs. Ena Osborn, Mimbres, Mrs. Barbara Walker of Bayard, and Mrs. Faye Mitchell of Silver City; two sons, Mason Mattocks of McNeal, Ariz., and Jerry Mattocks of Mimbres; seven grandchildren; and one brother, William J. Mattocks of Silver City. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

MATTOCKS: Mrs. Grace M. Mattocks, 71, wife of W. Harry Mattocks, died Thursday afternoon. The Mattocks are prominent ranchers on the Mimbres and have been active in the community life of that area. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Cabe; one sister, Mrs. Mary Thompson of Flint, Mich. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Cox Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.

MATTOCKS: William Harry Mattocks, 71, retired rancher of the Mimbres River area, died at his home last Friday. He was a Life-long resident of Grant County and members of a pioneer family. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Georgia Cabe of China Lake, Calif; two brothers, Bert and George Mattocks of Mimbres, and a sister, Mrs. Maud Bagwell of Silver City. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community church, officiating. Mimbres Masonic Lodge held ritualistic graveside services at the Masonic cemetery.

MATTOX: Arthur “Billy” Mattox. 75, a Grant county resident, died Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MAUDLIN: Peggy Maudlin, 79, a resident of Silver City, died Sunday in a hospital at Lake Jackson, Texas. She was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Douglas Az. She was a retired school teacher. Survivors include a son, Valroy Maudlin of Lake Jackson and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday from 1-3PM at 1730 Alabama St. in Silver city. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were by Lakewood Funeral Chapel.

MAUZY: Mr. Clyde V. Mauzy, 63, died at Hillcrest Hospital, Fri. Jan. 31. Mr. ----------

MAWSON: William Mawson Sr., 60, of the well known Mawson family of Silver City, died Tuesday at Miami Ariz. of a heart attack. He was born and reared here but in recent years had lived in Arizona. Survivors are two sons, Willie and Dewey, of Miami; two daughters; two brothers , Alex and Lawrence of Las Angeles; four sisters , Mrs. Annie Montoya, Mrs. Vidal Madrid, Sr., Mrs. Abie Madrid Sr. , Silver City, and Mrs. David Garcia, Bayard; two aunts, Mrs. Tony Halby, Los Angeles and Mrs. Jack Adams, Tempe, Ariz. Funeral arrangements are pending at Miami.

MAXWELL: Arthur Woodson Maxwell, 78, of Mimbres passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Interment will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas, with full military honors. Mr. Maxwell was born May 2, 1920, in Buckhorn, the son of Curtis Maxwell and Bessie May Daniel Maxwell. He is survived by one daughter, Pat Sittman of Hurley, one sister, Norma Wilson of Bayard; two brothers, Curtis Maxwell and his wife, Anne, of Silver City, and Duane Olan Maxwell of Spur, Texas; one brother-in-law, Erwin Dinwiddie of Shallowater, Texas; six nephews, Curtis Dinwiddie of Silver City, David Maxwell and his wife, Cathy, Paul Maxwell and his wife, Cindy, and Steve Maxwell and his wife, Rhonda, all of Silver City, Ben Wilson and his wife, Anne, of Salem, Ore., and Lynn Wilson and his wife, Elaine, of Dallas, Ore.; two nieces, Silvia Barlett and her husband, Arnold, of Shallowater, and Missy Worton and her husband, Mark, of Nashville and numerous other cousins and relatives. Mr. Maxwell was preceded in. death by his parents; two wives, Wilma, in 1960, and Jean, in 1988; one sister Lorene Dinwiddie and one nephew, Tommy Norman Dinwiddie. Mr. Maxwell grew up in Buckhorn and attended schools in Cliff. His first job was with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Whitewater as a heavy-equipment operator and truck driver. In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Brakeen in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he lived in Idaho and was a state patrol officer. He later moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and was supervisor in a McCulloch chain saw factory. In 1966, he worked in a Lego toy factory as a supervisor. Mr. Maxwell returned to Silver City in 1970 and worked on the WY Ranch in Mule Creek for Jupe and Judy Means as a cowboy. He enjoyed hunting and was an excellent sharpshooter. His friends called him “One Shot Art.” Many times he would only carry one bullet when he went hunting. He loved to work in his vegetable garden. He was a member of the Mimbres Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association. Pallbearers for Mr. Maxwell’s service will be Curtis Dinwiddie, David Maxwell, Avel Rios, Steve Maxwell, Paul Maxwell, Barry Brown, Ernie Brown and Jake Osborn. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

MAXWELL: Mrs. Bessie May Maxwell, 73, died at Hillcrest Hospital November 3. Mrs. Maxwell was a native in Grant County for the past 50 years. Survivors include three sons, Arthur and Curtis, both of Silver City, and Duane of San Antonio, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Lorene Dinwiddie of Silver City, Mrs. Norma Wilson of Bayard, and a sister, Mrs. Ollis Thompson of El Frido, Ariz; and 12 grandchildren five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the First Assembly of God Church in Silver City at 2:30 Friday with the interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev, W.W. Wooten officiating. Casket bearers were Curtis Dinwiddie, David Maxwell, Lynford Wilson, Emory Somosky and Archie Keene. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

MAXWELL: Curtis L. Maxwell, Sr., 60, died Wednesday afternoon alter a brief illness. He had resided in Silvery for 35 years where he was well known. For some years he was employed by the U. S. Smelting, Refining & Mining Co. at its Bayard operation, until the shut down of lead-zinc mines two years ago. Surviving are three sons, Curtis, Jr., Silver City; Arthur, residing in Oregon and Olin, serving in the Army in Japan; two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Dinwiddie, Silver City, and Mrs. Norma Wilson, Ontario, Calif., and six grandchildren, Funeral rites were pending at the Cox Mortuary.

MAXWELL: Dr. Donald E. Maxwell, 54, died Thursday morning in Silver City. Dr. Maxwell was born in Pinckneyville, Ill., but was a long time resident of Silver City. He was a member of the First united Methodist Church, Silver City Lions Club, Silver City Elks Lodge and the American Dental Association. Dr. Maxwell was sole practitioner of the Donald E. Maxwell D.D.S. office. He was town councilman May 1967 to April 1 969, mayor from May 1976 to April 1977, was reelected to the town council May 1978 to April 1981 and reelected mayor from May 1981 to April 1982 and again from May 1982 to April 1983. Dr. Maxwell is survived by his wife Nancy Maxwell of Silver City; one daughter, Michelle West of Houston TX; one son Scott Maxwell of Denver; his mother, Alice Maxwell of Canton Ill, and two brothers, Gale Maxwell of Clearwater, La, and Nelson Maxwell of Boise City, La. Funeral services were held Dec 24 at the Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev David Saucer of the First United Methodist church officiating. Cremation will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Donald E Maxwell town of Silver city memorial fund in care of Hilton Dixon. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral home.

MAXWELL: Guadalupe Rodriguez Maxwell, 59, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away today at her residence. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

MAXWELL: Mrs. Gumercinda V. Maxwell, 87, passed away the past week in William Beaumont Hospital, El Paso. She was the widow of U. E. Maxwell who died several years ago. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Marie Hartigan of Fort Bliss and a son, U. O. Maxwell, stationed at Biggs Air Force Base, and seven grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary, followed by mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

MAXWELL: Joan Maxwell, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Maxwell of Cliff, was drowned about 2:15 yesterday afternoon in the Lewis Brown tank near Cliff. Joan and some of her schoolmates had just finished their eighth grade examinations, and following an established policy they were excused from Cliff Consolidated School for the remainder of the day. She and some other girls, together with three or four women, decided to go swimming. Three of the girls, including Joan were playing on an inner tube and they all slipped off. The two other girls made their way out of the tank but Joan remained under water. Cecil Covey dived and took Joan from the tank and she was alive when the ambulance arrived from Cox Mortuary in Silver City. She was rushed to Silver City General Hospital for respiration but it was too late. Funeral services will be held Saturday with Cox Mortuary in charge.

MAXWELL: In the flaming crash of a U. S. Air Force jet bomber at Tampa, Florida, Sunday, Capt. William C. Maxwell, 27, pilot, husband of the former Sherri Mann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mann of Silver City, was killed. Two other officers, Capt. William Wyatt, 32, and Lt. Roland M Rial, 29, also perished. All three officers were from Forbes Air Force Base at Topeka, Kansas, assigned to the 343rd strategic Reconnaissance Squadron of the 55th Strategic Wing. Capt. Maxwell’s home was in Hialeah, Florida. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother and father, two brothers and a sister. Memorial services for the three officers were held Wednesday at their Topeka base. Services for Capt. Maxwell were held today in Hialeah at the Lowe-Reed Funeral Home, followed by burial with military honors. Attending the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Mann, who left for Florida immediately upon being advised of the tragic death of their son-in-law who had a meritorious record in the Air Force.

MAXWELL: Ulma D. Maxwell, 66, died Monday, March 23, in Tucson, Ariz. He was the husband of Helen J. Maxwell; father of Denise (James) Branigan and Denine (Peter) Thompson and brother of Marie (John) Hartigan. Two grandchildren, Julie and Ryan, also survive. Mr. Maxwell retired as a master sergeant after 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid golfer and RV’er. Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Tucson. Donations in his memory may be made to The American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Bring’s Broadway Chapel in Tucson.

MAY: Alice C May, 64, of Eunice N. M., a veteran of World War II, died Monday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. R. R. Simms of Eunice. The body was sent to Hobbs for burial, funeral arrangements being in charge of the Curtis Mortuary.

MAY: Edgar, "Ed", May formally of Silver City, died May 20th in Villa Park Ill. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Mr. May was a self employed painter most of his life. He is survived by one brother, Rudy Taebel, and his wife, Diane, of Hurley; two nephews, Kevin Taebel and his wife Julie and Mark Taebel, both of Wyoming; and three nieces, Kim Taebel Ortiz and her husband Esmael, of Las Cruces, Carol Ann Jones and her husband Floyd, and Gail Kotre and her husband John of California. Cremation has taken place. A burial service will be held Monday, July 1, at 9AM at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. His nephew, Kevin Taebel, will play taps.

MAY: Michel May, 34, died Saturday morning in Silver City. He was born in Carlsbad, NM, but had been a resident of Grant County for 6 years. Michel was a partner in May's Family Enterprises and managed the Rio Mimbres Angus Cattle Ranch. He is survived by his wife Sandra May of Silver City; one son James May of Silver City; his father Hayes May of Silver City; his mother Opal Funk of Carlsbad, NM and a cousin Steve May of Silver City. Funeral services were held at March 12 at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Daniels officiating. Interment followed at the San Lorenzo Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Heiden, Steve May, Greg Hess, Donnie Wilbourn, David Polanco, Robin Scott, and David Rich. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

May: Ray J. May, 64, a resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday in Fort Bliss, Texas at William Beaumont Medical Center. He was born July 4, 1930 in Nelsonville, Ohio. Mr. May retired from the U.S. Navy in 1969, having served in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy, he resided in Grant County for 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Grace May of Silver City; a son, Raymond Joe May of San Diego; a stepson, Ray Corral Jr. of Silver City; three daughters, Marcia Allison and her husband, David of Mimbres, Jeannie May of San Bernardino, Calif. and Kathleen May of Leon, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Antoinette Steincone and her husband, Rich of Legion, N.Y.; two brothers, Fred May and his wife, Wilma of Mimbres and Frank May and his wife, Beverly of Pennsylvania; a sister, Irene Pletcher of Nelsonville; and two grandchildren, Jason and Michelle Allison of Mimbres. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil starting at seven. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at ten in the morning in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veterans honors accorded by area veterans groups. Casket bearers will be Daniel Gutierrez, Raymundo Gutierrez, Juan Gutierrez, Jason Allison, Fred May Jr. and Jim May. Honorary bearers will be Mike May, Kevin Smith, Richard Gutierrez, Samuel Gutierrez, Ernest Gutierrez, Johnny Arellano, Andy Lopez, Manuel Sanchez and remaining family members and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MAY: Sam May, 84, a resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday morning at Homestead Adult Shelter Care. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MAYA: Dona Ramona Estrada Vda. de Maya died in her home in Vanadium on March ---------

MAYER: Gerald Mayer, 79 a resident of Silver City, died Thursday morning at Homestead Adult Shelter. Service are pending. Entrusted to the Care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MAYES: Ada A. Mayes, 74, died Oct. 17 at Fort Bayard Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Mayes was the daughter of Alex S. and Elizabeth Boren Zumwalt and was born May 22, 1908 in Portales, N.M. Mrs., Mayes grew up and attended school at Mule Creek. One sister, Nettie Zumwalt, and one brother, Alex Zumwalt, have preceded her in death. She had been a resident of Silver City for16 years. She was married to Bryan W. Mayes in Clifton, Ariz. on Sept. 8, 1930. They had one son, Alexander S. " Rusty" Mayes. Both husband and son have preceded her in death. She is survived by two granddaughters, Debra Ann and Nancy Kay Mayes of Silver City. Visitation for Mrs. Mayes was held Oct. 19. Services were held Oct. 20 in the Wheeler Chapel with Rev. David Saucier officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Arraignments under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

MAYES: Bryan William Mayes, 70, passed away Saturday, August 27, at Hillcrest Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Mayes was a native of Oscora, N. Mex. and had resided in Silver City for the past12 years. He was a retired employee of Stearns-Rogers Construction Co. Mr. Mayes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Mayes of Silver City, two granddaughters, Miss Debra Mayes and Miss Nancy Mayes, both of Silver City, two sisters, Mrs. Zella Bough of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Helen Cundiff of Nice, Calif., and a brother, Mr. Marion Mayes of San Francisco, Calif. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 31 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Mr. Frank Rooks officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Wally Sellers, Ed Riley, Dave Woodward, Chester Lockwood Joe Howell and Dave Baker.

MAYES: Mrs. Julia Mayes a resident of Grant County for 33 years, died in her home in Bayard Monday following a long illness. She was 88. A native of Montague county TX, Mrs. Mayes came to Santa Rita with her husband the late Stone J. Mayes in Feb. 1911. She made her home there until Sept ’43 when she moved to Bayard where she resided until her death. Survivors include two sons, Roy L Mayes of Central and Walter P Mayes of Bayard; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Las Vegas Nev, Mrs. Ruth Mitchell of Bayard and Mrs. Helen Baker of Morenci, AZ; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2pm Wednesday at the Santa Clare community church, the Rev Harold E Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Santa Rita cemetery under the direction of Curtis mortuary.

MAYES: Rutledge Alexander Mayes, 90, a resident of Silver City, died Monday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1987 in Lapine, LA, and was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of World War I and was a past member of the Woodmen of the World and Oddfellows. Calling hours are today from 2-7 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest funeral chapel with the Rev Jesse Liles, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. He is survived by the wife, Edna Mayes of Moriarty; two stepdaughters, Peggy Wallin of Moriarty and Anita Sugamosta of Ruidoso; two nieces, Carrie Wallin and Louise Baker of Silver City; a nephew, Ernest R. Mayes of Portsmouth, Va.; and other nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Irvin Pruitt, Steve May, Lawrence Langford, Joe Peru, Donald Smith and Adolfo Ybarra. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MAYNARD: Agnes Maynard, age 93 years, passed away June 6 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of Tucson, Ariz., but had been in Silver City for the past 2 1/2 years with her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Siemer. Besides Mrs. Siemer she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Fae Hopper, Flagstaff, Ariz., two sons, E. T. Maynard of Phoenix, Ariz. and Max L. Maynard of Roosevelt, Ariz., seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 10, at the First Baptist Church in Tucson with Rev. Woodrow Rood officiating. Interment will follow in the T.M.P. East Lawn Cemetery in Tucson. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

MAYNES: Domingo Llamas Maynes, 71, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Monday, May 18, at his home surrounded by his family and under the concern of Gila Regional Hospice Care. He was born May 24, 1926, in Deming to Eulalio and Virginia (Llamas) Maynes. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. Chino Mines Division in 1982 after 30 years. Mr. Maynes was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church, where he served as a lector and Communion minister, and with the confirmation program. He was also a Cursillista and active with the Christian Family Movement. His consistent belief in the Catholic Church as being the one and the only true church was his mission and stance. He was a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, San Gabriel No. 9470 of Bayard. His work and commission to help the needy in Mexico were recognized and appreciated by various parishes in southern New Mexico and the border towns of Palomas and Juarez. Mr. Maynes served and protected his country in World War II and was awarded the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific service medal, a medal as a sharpshooter and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and belonged to Local 890 of the United Steelworkers union. Calling hours will be from 3-5 Thursday afternoon at Baca’s Funeral “Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held Thursday evening at 8 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Paulus Kao reciting the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday morning at 11 at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by local veterans groups. He was preceded in death by his loving father, Eulalio Maynes, in 1958; his mother, Virginia L. Maynes, in 1992; two brothers, Arturo Maynes, in 1975, and Roberto Maynes, in 1996; an infant daughter, Mary Helen Maynes. in 1950; a son, David Maynes, in 1956; and Susanna Maynes, in 1959. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Carmen Ramos Maynes of Santa Clara; and seven sons and four daughters, Edward Maynes and his wife, Mary Lou, of Santa Clara, Domingo Maynes Jr. and his wife, Lucia, also of Santa Clara, Ruben Maynes and his wife, Jo Mary, of Chaparral, Carmen Terrazas and her husband, Luis, of Silver City, Richard Maynes and his wife, Yolanda, of Santa Clara, David James Maynes and his wife, Geraldine, of Tucson, Ariz., Benjamin Maynes and his fiancée, Pat Anderson, of Las Cruces, Cristobal Maynes and his wife, Martha, of Bayard, Cathy Osbáhr of Tucson, Maria Teresa Rios and her husband, Rudy, of Bayard, and Reyna Maynes and her friend, Adolfo Mendoza Jr., of Tucson. He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters, Alicia Tinney and her husband, Jack, Enrique and his wife, Lexann, and Virginia Pastran and her husband, Joe, all of Deming, Lab Maynes and his wife, Josle, of Phoenix, Danny Maynes and his wife, Maria,, of Las Cruces, and Maryann Parr and her fiancée, Bruce Higgins, of Seattle. He is also survived by 67 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, all of whom loved and respected their grandfather. Pallbearers will be Domingo Maynes Jr., Ruben Maynes, Richard Maynes Sr., David Maynes, Benjamin Maynes, Christopher Maynes, Richard Maynes Jr., and Domingo Maynes III. Honorary pallbearers are Ruben Maynes Jr., Roman Maynes and the rest of his grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MAYNES: Hope 0. Maynes, 67, a Phoenix resident, died Saturday, Dec. 26, in Phoenix. The prayer vigil will be held from 5 to 8 tonight at Maryvale Mortuary, 6901 W. Indian School Road in Phoenix. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 51st Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix. She was born in Silver City and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Maynes Sr.; her sons, Thomas Maynes Jr., John Maynes and Timothy Maynes; her daughters, Barbara, Deborah and Mary Karen; and 11 grandchildren. Her siblings include C.B. Ogas, Frank Ogas, Blanche Acosta and Genevieve Montoya, all of Silver City, Reyes B. Ogas of Norco, Calif., Alfred B. Ogas of Farmington and John B. Ogas of Albuquerque.

MAYNES: Maynes Visitation for Jimmy M. Maynes, 35, of Deming will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church while Mass of the Resurrection will be noon Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by Baca's Funeral Chapels. Maynes died Friday. Maynes was born Nov. 22, 1963, in Deming. He was a sales manager for American National Insurance Company for seven years and had worked in the Southwest New Mexico area. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Yvette Maynes of Deming; mother, Carmen Maynes of Deming; son Jimmy Maynes Jr.; daughter Desa Maynes of Deming; brothers Rodolfo Maynes of Deming, Robert Maynes Jr. of Denver and Joe Maynes of Albuquerque; and sisters Beatrice Maynes of Las Cruces and Barbara M. Saenz, Caroline Maynes and Rachel Maynes, all of Deming.

MAYNES: Manuela Arenibas Maynes, 81, a lifetime Deming resident, died Sunday evening in Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. She was born March 4, 1906 in Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming and the League of the sacred heart. Rosary service will be held at 7:30 this evening in St. Ann's and Mass will be in the same location Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Emilio Larlar will officiate and burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include seven sons, Thomas Maynes of Phoenix, Ariz., Felix, Valentin, Manuel and Jaspar Maynes, all of Deming, S.R. Maynes Jr. of Silver City and Arnold Maynes of Santa Fe; daughters Lucy Garcia of Las Cruces, Margaret De La O of Deming and Nicolasa Sanchez of San Bernadino, Calif.; 40 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Her sons will serve as pallbearers. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

MAYNES: Robert Llamas Maynes, 62, a lifelong Deming resident, died Tuesday night at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will be held from 2-5 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming with the prayer vigil starting at 7 this evening at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Massof the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Ann's at 10 in the morning Friday with the Rev. Alfred Galvan officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born June 7 1932 in Columbus. Mr. Maynes was a truck driver. for Southwest Transit Mix, where he was employed for 22years. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mr. Maynes is survived by his wife, Carmen, of the home; four sons, Rudolfo, Jimmy and Joe Maynes of Deming and Robert Maynes Jr. of Denver, four daughters. Beatrice Maynes, Barbara Saenz, Caroline Maynes and Rachel Maynes, all of Deming; four brothers, Domingo Maynes of Central, Eulalio Maynes of Phoenix, Enrique Maynes of Belvedere, Ill., and Danny Maynes of Las Cruces; three sisters, Alice Tinney and. Virgie Pastran of Deming and Marian Parr of Seattle; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arturo Maynes, and, most recently, by his mother Virginia Maynes. Serving as pallbearers will be his sons, Rodolfo Maynes, Jimmy Maynes, Joe Maynes and Robert Maynes Jr., and Eddie Mesa Jr. and Gabriel Saenz. Honorary pallbearers are his brothers, Domingo, Eulalio, Enrique and Daniel Maynes, and Jack Tinney and Chris Garcia. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral chapels of Deming.

MAYNES: Santa Rosa A Maynes Jr., 52, a Silver City resident, passed away Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. A prayer vigil will be held Sunday evening at 7 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming and the Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 10 in the morning at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Anderson officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Mr. Maynes was born April 5, 1945, in Deming to Santa Rosa Maynes Sr. and Manuela Arenibas Maynes. He was raised in Deming and married Carmen Tapia on July 1, 1967. He served in the Army National Guard and worked for Southwest Paving in Silver City for l year. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a devout Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed bowling. Mr. Maynes had been a resident of Silver City since 1981 and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. His family includes his wife Carmen Maynes of Silver City, a son. Demetrius Maynes, and his wife, Lisa, of Las Cruces; a daughter, Monica Maynes Padilla, and her companion, Raymond Ortiz, of Silver City; six brothers, Valentine, Jasper, Manuel, Felix and Arnold Maynes, all of Deming, and, Tom Maynes of Arizona; three sisters, Margaret De La O of Deming, Lucy Garcia of Las Cruces and Dolores Martinez of El Paso, Texas; and a grandson, Gregory Maynes Padilla of Silver City. Serving as pallbearers will be Demetrius, Jasper, Valentine, Felix and Manny Maynes, and David Tapia. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Chavez, Joe Ruiz, and Tom and Arnold Maynes. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

MAYS: Word was received at this office Wednesday morning that Roy Mays, a former old time resident of Santa Rita had died Tuesday at San Manled? following a lingering illness. Further details were not available.

MAZANEK: Tom George Mazanek, 84, a six-year resident of Silver City, died Thursday in Homestead Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 19, 1906, in Jennings, Kan., to Ambrose Clemens and Kate Horky Mazanek. Mr. Mazanek was active in sports where he played football, basketball and T-ball and was offered a chance to play professional baseball. He was a hunter and fisherman, and was a veteran of World War II and served as a photographer in the 3908 Signal Corps. He worked as a service station manager for many years in Deming before coming to Silver City. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Chaplain David Strain will officiate. Survivors are his brother, C. Barney Mazanek and his wife, Rose, of Silver City; a niece, Diane Mazanek Rein and her husband, Jack C. Rein of Silver City; and a grand-niece, Lynn R. Rein, also of Silver City. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MAZON: Albert “Faz” Mazon, 80, entered eternal rest Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1910, in Phoenix, and had been a longtime Silver City resident. Mr. Mazon was a retired employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad. A memorial service for Mr. Mazon will take place at a later date. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca A. Estrada of Silver City, Rosalina C. Taylor of Playas and Gloria L. Sanchez of Albuquerque; three sisters, Lupe Arevalo, and Mary Lou and Hortencia Obregon, all of Phoenix; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McALESTER: Dr. H.L. McAlester, 73, died Friday, Oct. 16, resident of El Paso for 22 years, Pastor Emeritus of Trinity First United Methodist Church. He also served as Pastor of First Methodist Church and Ysleta Methodist Church in El Paso and at the Silver City Methodist Church. He was former President of Westside Rotary, Masonic Lodge #1111 AF & AM and El Paso Scottish Rite Bodies. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Illa Mae McAlester of El Paso; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Nelson of Lansing, Mich.; two grandchildren, Jeanette and John Russell Nelson; two sisters, Mrs. Homer Gentry of Whitewright, Tex.; one niece, three nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity First United Methodist Church with Dr. Brodace Elkins and Dr. B.C. Goodwin officiating. Interment followed in Restlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Kaster Maxon & Futrell Downtown Chapel.

McALLISTER: Mildred Olivia McAllister, 83, died Thursday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She is survived by one daughter, Rosemary Finch of Silver City; three grandsons, Richard and Ralph McAllister of Montana and Roy Finch of TX; four granddaughters, Norma Emerson, and Barbara Duram of Washington, Brenda Stabler of Kansas and Charlotte Miller of New Mexico. Six great-grandsons, Five Great-granddaughters, one step-granddaughter, and numerous cousins, three of whom reside in Silver City, Elizabeth Furguson, B D Rains and Dorothy Baker. Visitation hours will be from 8:30 – 11:30am Saturday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral home. Graveside services were held at Luna presided over by Bishop Gibbons of the Latter-Day-Saints.

McALPINE: James W. McAlpine, 92, a former prominent mining man of Grant County, died at his home in Silver City Friday. Mr. McAlpine was the developer and owner of a group of properties known as the Philadelphia Mine Claims at Hanover, later known as The United States Copper Company. Over the years he acquired and developed claims known as the Super Cobre mines which have proven to be rich in copper, silver and gold. Throughout Mr. McAlpine’s 63 years residence in Grant County, he has afforded a great many mining ventures and through his experience has proven himself one of the outstanding mining men of the community. He was a member of the American Mm. Congress. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marten M. Lucas of Silver City with whom he made his home and Mrs. Dorothy Chrysler of Modesto, Calif. Also surviving is a son William B. McAlpine, of Mt. Vernon, Wash., as well as four grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Internment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were J. C. --------, Stewart Pinkerton, Edward L. Allison, Jim Smith, Lewis Vencill and Arthur C. Wellborn.

McALPINE: Mrs. R.J. Mc Alpine, a former resident of Silver City, passed away last Saturday in a Tucson medical clinic. In recent years she had lived in Arizona. Survivors are her husband, a well known mining man; a son, William McAlpine, Brawley, Calif., and two daughters, Mrs. Ellis Chrysler, San Francisco, and Mrs. Ben Lucas, North Hollywood, Calif. Funeral services were held in Tucson where burial took place.

McANALLY: Mr. and Mrs. John Bingaman returned last week from Brea, Calif. where they attended the funeral of E.E. McAnally, brother-in-law of Mrs. Bingaman. Mr. McAnally was formerly with the El Paso and South Western railroad at Tyrone and later was a city fireman in El Paso until he was retired for disability and moved to Yucapia, Calif. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

McANALLY: Robert Earl McAnally, 59, of Silver City died Wednesday, Jan. 5 in the Four Seasons Nursing Home in Albuquerque. He was born Nov. 2 1923 In EI Paso, the son of Earl E. and Minnie Frances Burns McAnally and resided in Silver City for the past five years. McAnally was a machinist mate first class in the Navy for 30 years, retiring in 1969, and was a member of the Navy Fleet Reserve. He is survived by his mother Minnie Race of Sliver City; two sisters Mildred Gruber of Silver City and Dora Mae Wood of Cody, WY; three aunts, Erna Bingaman of Silver City, Virginia Brainard and Carrie Hawks of Green Valley, Ariz.; one niece, Cathy Russ of Albuquerque; one nephew, James Gruber of Yorba Linda, Calif. Graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 8 in Fort Bayard National Cemetery under the direction of the Rev. Jerry Jones of Calvary Baptist Church. Full military honors were presented by American Legion, Post No. 18 of Silver City. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McANULTY: Mrs. Eva E. McAnulty, 75 died at Hillcrest Hospital February 18. Mrs. McAnulty was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She was a member of the Georgetown Chapter No. 4 of the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary No. 18. Funeral services were held February 21 at Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Billy Foster of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gene Galassini, Marcel Biebelle, Lynn Detweiler, Walter Wilson, Quinton Hulse and Mason Mattocks. Mrs. McAnulty is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

McBRIDE: Dessa McBride, 80, passed away Thursday at Hacienda de Salud. Services are pending through Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McBRIDE: Ernest H. McBride, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, in Las Cruces. Mr. McBride was a native of Arkansas and a resident of Grant County for 53 years. He was a member of the Church of God and the Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44 He is survived by his wife, Florence M. McBride of Central, three daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Mauk of Richland, Wash., Mrs. Evelyn Pierce of Yucaipa, Calif., Mrs. Barbara Galbraith of Abilene, Tex., two sins, Jerry McBride of Silver City, Steve McBride of Arenas Valley, a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Stewart of Orange, Texas, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5, the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Reverend Joel Swartzel and Reverend F. M. Roundtree officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were R. L. Chandler, Bob Dillard, Rod Chandler, Paul Maxwell, Ted Burk and Chet Brown.

McBRIDE: Dr. Robert Edwin McBride, 73, one of the pioneer physicians of southern New Mexico, and prominent in New Mexico medical circles for many years, died Jan17 at Las Cruces. He was the father of Mr. David Robertson Silver City. Born in Louisiana, he moved to Las Cruces in 1904 and during his long residence was an active associate in the development of Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley. For many years he operated the McBride hospital and clinic in Las Cruces. McBride was a former member of the state College Board, of Dona Ana County school system, a member of Las Cruces School Board, secretary of the New Mexico State Medical Association, president of the Dona Ana County Medical Society, and director of the Bowman Bank. He was a graduate of the Tulane Medical School, New Orleans. He is survived by his widow and nine children Miss Edit McBride, Mrs. David Robertson, Silver City; Sister Edwin Mario, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. T J Holloway, McKinney, Texas; James McBride, El Paso Robert E. McBride, Jr., Houston; Col Paul McBride, Japan. Funeral services were held at Las Cruces, where Interment took place.

McBRIDE: Ruth Ann McBride, 74, of Silver City, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24. She was born July 22, 1912 of Carl and Anne Wharton Frymire in Fort Sumner, and she had been a resident of this area for 60 years. Mrs. McBride started her nursing career in the Ladies' Hospital in 1935. From 1949 to 1957 she worked in the Watts Clinic, departing her profession for two years to serve as director of the Department of Motor Vehicles. In 1960 she returned to Hillcrest General Hospital and served there until retirement in 1974. Mrs. McBride was a graduate of the New Mexico Normal School; was a graduate of St. Luke's School of Nursing; was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority; was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and past vestry member; and was a member of the Resource Conservation and Development Council. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann (Duffy) Rogers and husband, Jimmie, and one son, J. Carl Frymire, all of Albuquerque; one sister, Betty Jane Culberson of Lordsburg; and two grandchildren, Robert Edward Rogers of Houston, Texas, and William Don Rogers of Silver City. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. The Rev. C.M. Henderson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Silver City Public Library or to the Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial Fund. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McCABE: Death the past week end in Oakland, Calif. claimed Mrs. Albert L. McCabe, 96, an early day resident of Silver City. Before her marriage to Mr. McCabe, she was the widow of Charles C. Shoemaker, founder of what is now Schiff's men's store, which was sold by Mr. Shoemaker to William A. Welsh who operated it for many years and then sold the store to Leo and Max Schiff. It is recalled that the present Silver City Clinic on College Ave. was the site of the Shoemakers. It later became the property of the Thomas L. Lowe family and thereafter was the home for many years of the Ira L. Wright family. The present owner is Dr. H. E. Cone. Remodeling and additions over the years completely changed the architecture of the residence built by Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker. Of interest also, is the fact that the building built and long occupied by the Shoemaker Store, on the corner of Bullard and Yankee Streets with Franklin's Store now the tenant, is still owned by Shoemaker heirs.

McCABE: Dorothy Stengele McCabe, 78, of Silver City entered eternal rest Thursday night at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 28, 1913, in Newark, N.J. and had been a Grant County resident since 1938. Mrs. McCabe taught school in the Cobre and Silver school districts and then was bursar at New Mexico Western College for 12 years. She was appointed twice to the board of regents of New Mexico Western College. She later started her own real estate business in connection with her husband's insurance business. Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. A private family burial service will take place prior to the memorial service. Casket bearers are Ben Sherman, C.C. Bassett, George McDermott, Darsey Smith, Al Franks and Dave Pierson. Survivors include her husband, Tom McCabe of Silver City; two daughters, Joan Graham of Albuquerque and Patty Chambers of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers, Frank Stengele of Mountain View, Calif., and Harvey Stengele of Spring Lake, N.J.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McCABE: Mrs. Ida Wilson McCabe, mother of Tom W. McCabe, of Silver City passed away last Friday in Long Beach, Calif., where she had resided in recent years. Born in Llano, Texas, in 1875, Mrs. McCabe came to New Mexico in 1898. She had lived in Hidalgo County since 1900 and completed her education at New Mexico Normal School in Silver City. Thereafter she taught school for several years until her marriage to John T. McCabe, who was one of Southwestern New Mexico’s pioneer and successful ranchers until his death some years ago. Surviving, besides her son, is a daughter, Mrs. John S. Clark of Santa Fe, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday in the Heather Mortuary chapel at Lordsburg, the Rev. Arthur Shaw, of the First Methodist Church, conducting the rites. Burial took place in Mountain View cemetery.

McCABE: Graveside services for Tom McCabe, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Iliefeld, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating. Interment will be directed by RIX Funeral Directors of Lubbock. Mr. McCabe died Wednesday in Lubbock Hospitality House. He was born in El Paso, Texas, April 5, 1910. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and attended the University of California at Los Angeles. He was married to Dorothy Stengle in Lordsburg on July 4, 1934. The couple moved in 1936 to Silver City where he was in the insurance business for years. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Masonic Lodge, the chamber of commerce, and the Toastmasters. He was a former president of the New Mexico Insurance Association. His wife died in 1991 and he moved to Lubbock in 1993. He is survived by two daughters, Patty Chambers of Lubbock and Joan Graham of Angel Fire; six grandchildren, Jim Livingston, Johnette Seltzer, Lynn Blomquist, John Thomas Graham, Lawrence Hugh Graham and Cheryl Marian Choman; and five great-grandchildren, Joshua and Troy Wilson Choman, Jessica and Jared Seltzer, and Adrianna Livingston. Memorials are suggested to favorite charity.

McCAIN: J. W. (Doc) McCain left Tuesday morning for Drumright, Okla., where he was called by the death of his father, John W. McCain. Mr. McCain, who was 79, died Monday. Funeral services will be held today at 2 o’clock at the Smith Funeral Home in Drumright. J. W. McCain is expected to re turn home Sunday.

McCAIN: Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McCain received word Saturday of the death of their nephew, Jerry McCain, 20, in a one-car accident at Drumright, Okla. The youth was a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. McCain. Attending the funeral which was held Monday was Mrs. McCain and son Don of Silver City.

McCANN: Elra L. McCann, 63, a resident of Silver City for the past seven years died here Saturday evening following a lingering Illness. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Edith McCann of Silver City; two sons Allen of Bruce, Wis., and Carl of Rockfalls, Ill.; a daughter’s Mrs. Clara Krzyzaniack of Bloomington Minn.; Eight grandchildren and a sister. Mr. McCann will lie in state at the Curtis Bright chapel Tuesday afternoon. Funeral and internment services will be held at a later date.

McCANTS: Oma O. McCants, 89, of Lordsburg passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. She will lie in state at Lordsburg Funeral Home from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Valley View Community Church in Animas with Mr. Ed Kerr officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery. She was born Jan. 4, 1911, in McCloud, Okla., the daughter of Thomas S. Hale and Zona Parker Hale. She was married to Thomas Howard McCants on Aug. 26, 1925, in California. Mr. McCants preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Tom McCants of Cotton City; two daughters, Pearl Kerr of Cotton City, and Barbara Naul of Las Cruces; nine grandchildren. Alien Kerr of Cotton City, Nancy Lamb of Silver City, Ed Kerr of Cotton City, Larry Naul of San Antonio, Texas, Duti-- Walter of Cotton City, Jerri Hill of McMinnville, Ore., Billy McCants of Arlington, Texas, Kate Shelton of Cotton City, and Tim McCants of Alice, Texas; 22 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Glen Halliburton of Cuca Munga, Calif. Mrs. McCants was a retired florist. She was a member of Valley View Community Church and the Hidalgo County Fair Board. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Pallbearers will be Alien Kerr, Ed Kerr, Larry Naul, Billy McCants, Tim McCants and Ron Lamb. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

McCARGISH: Billy McCargish, 13 was killed Friday, April 28, when the jeep he was driving ran off the road, struck a large rock, and overturned. He was caught beneath the windshield frame. His brother, 12 year old Michael McCargish was not seriously injured. He was treated and then released at Hillcrest General Hospital. The accident investigated by State Policeman Jim Allison and Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Elmer Romero occurred at 7 p.m. Friday on the Tipton Road about 2 1/2 miles north on Georgetown Road-and State Road 90 in intersection.

McCARGISH: Clyde Erroll McCargish, age 37, died in Silverton, Colo. on Oct. 4. He is survived by a son, Terrance A. McCargish of Reserve; his mother, Enid D. McCargish of Reserve; his father, Bill McCargish of Morenci, Ariz.; sister, Billy D. Johnston, Conway, S.C.; sister Myrna Christensen of Reserve; two brothers, Charles R. McCargish, Sr. of Mimbres; brother, Lloyd McCargish of Logan, N.M.; five nieces and six nephews. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Elks Lodge. Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Community Center in Reserve, N.M., French Mortuary of Albuquerque, N.M. is in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers will be John Laney, Glyn Griffin, Garvin Griffin, Terry Kiehne, Al Hehr, and Ken Harris. Honorary pall bearers will be Frank Balke, Horace Spurgeon, Alvin Laney, Sonny Oliver and Son Stillwell.

McCARGISH: Enid D McCargish, 82, of Reserve passed away Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born March 6, 1910, in Carrizozo to Charles F. and Addie L. (May) Henley. She was a 1929 graduate of Reserve Union High School. She attended college in Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1929 and then attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 1930. She was a schoolteacher in Cruzville, N.M., and had to ride horseback to teach there. She was the magistrate judge of Catron County from 1969-71, following in the footsteps of her father, who was the magistrate in 1934. She was featured in the February 1976 issue of Ms. Magazine, as an outstanding mother, rancher, judge and friend of the community. She is survived by two sons, Charles Ray McCargish of Burro Mountains, Flying "A" Ranch, and Lloyd Lee McCargish of Logan; two daughters, Billy D Johnston of Conway, S.C., and Myrna Lloy Christensen of Reserve; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Erroll McCargish, on Oct. 4, 1980. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Reserve Community Center in Reserve. The Rev. Jake Snyder will officiate. Interment will follow in Clyde McCargish Memorial Cemetery at the (upside down A, little H) Ranch near Reserve. Relatives and friends are invited to call one hour prior to service time at the community center. Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Charles Ray McCargish Jr., Michael Benjamin McCargish, Primo McCargish, Royd McCargish, Terrance McCargish, James Christensen and Johnny Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be all her close relatives and friends. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

McCARGISH: Mathew I "Bill" McCargish, 85, was born May 20, 1911 at Nesonville, Ohio, the son Clyde and Myrtle Cullise McCargish. He died at Safford, Ariz., Dec. 3. He was resident of Morenci, Ariz and was a retired mining company foreman. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. today at the Lordsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. the Tinnie Baptist Church Tinnie, N.M., with interment in the Tinnie Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Eli of the home in Morenci; two sons, Charles and his wife, ----- of Nogal, and Lloyd and his Patsy McCargish of Portales; two daughters, Billie Johnston of Lordsburg and Myrna and her and. Jimmy Christenson of Reserve; a brother, "Boots” McCargish of Craberhard, W.Va.; two sisters, Minnie Pierce of Lester, W.Va., and Marcaret of Zanesville, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 grandchildren. Family selected Curtis Bright to serve them.

McCARGISH: Michael B. McCargish, 35, passed away Sunday at his home in Joseph City, Ariz. He was born in Puerto Rico and was raised in Mimbres. He was active in Future Farmers of America in high school and graduated from Cobre High School in Bayard. He was a certified farrier, a journeyman iron worker and a journeyman driller, but his main love was his ranching He was active in 4-H in Navajo, and he was a junior high basketball coach in Joseph City. He married Carolyn Monzingo on Nov. 27, 1981. As a youth and growing up, he was an active member of the Mimbres Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Joseph City; a daughter, Michelle, and a son, Garrett, both of Joseph City; his parents, Charles and Joan McCargish of Mimbres; one brother. Charles Ray McCargish Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; his grandmother, Elva McCargish of Duncan, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother. Billy Dan McCargish. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Joseph City. Owens Mortuary of

McCARTHY: James W. McCarthy, 53, of Las Cruces entered life eternal Wednesday at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Deming and had resided in Grant County most of his life. Mr. McCarthy was employed as an eligibility worker for the New Mexico Income Support Division. Mr. McCarthy was a member of the Catholic Church, and a past member of the Silver City Rotary Club. Memorial vigil services will be held tonight at 7 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. His cremains will be interred in the Rose Garden at Memory Lane Cemetery at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Carole McCarthy of Las Cruces; his parents, George M. and Orail Frances McCarthy of Mimbres; a son, Kevin P. McCarthy of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Edward M. McCarthy of Plano, Texas; and two sisters, Charlene Stanley and Mary Buntin of Phoenix. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McCARTHY: Orail Frances McCarthy, 77, a resident of Grant County for 52 years and a homemaker, entered life eternal Friday at her residence in Mimbres. Born Oct. 15, 1915 in Burkburnett, Texas, she was a life member of the Grant County extension club and communicant of San Juan Roman Catholic Church. A prayer vigil will be held on Monday, at 7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapel with Deacon Alfonso Alvarado reciting the rosary. The funeral Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Hurley. The Rite of Committal will follow at 1 p.m. at Mt. View Cemetery in Deming, where she will be laid to rest. The Reverend John Jesseaume will officiate. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, George McCarthy of the home, a son, Edward M. McCarthy, of Plano, Texas; daughters, Charline Stanley of Phoenix and Mary Buntin of Phoenix; sisters, Medie Hayes of Arizona, Rebecca Erickson of Phoenix and Zora Lee Weddle of Yuma; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, James W. McCarthy. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel.

McCARTHY: George M. McCarthy, 86, a resident Mimbres, entered into rest Thursday at Horizon South west nursing Home. He was born Oct. 3, 1910, to George Burke McCarthy and Alida Louise McCarthy in De Kolb County, Ill. He retired as powerhouse fireman for Kennecott Copper Corp. M McCarthy is survived by or son, Edward McCarthy, and his wife Lynn J. McCarthy of Wylie, Texas: two daughters, Mary V. Buntin and her husband, Bob, of Phoenix and Charline Stanley and her husband, Paul, of Pine Top, Ariz; a daughter-in-law, Carole McCarthy of Silver City; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances McCarthy, on July 2, 1993; and a son, James W. McCarthy, on July 3 1991. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday at l p.m. at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. Concluding service and burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. In lieu of' flowers, contributions may be directed to the Cancer Society. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

McCARTY: Dona D. McCarty, 79, a resident of Reserve, passed away Wednesday, July 19, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. McCarty had been a resident of Reserve for 50 years and was a retired teacher in the Catron County schools. She was a member of the Women's Club, 4-H club, Presbyterian Woman's Group, and the County Fair Board, and was the Reserve Cemetery records keeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen McCarty, in l958. Mrs. Mc Carty is survived by two sons, Charlie McCarty and his wife, Thelma, of Reserve, and Vernon McCarty and his wife, Lorraine of Sparks, Nev.; two daughters, Joyce Mirakian and her husband, Pete, of Los Alamiros, Calif., and Wendy McCarty and Chuck Leonard, both of Lafayette, Colo.; two brothers, John S. Townsend II and his wife, Lela, of Las Cruces, and Joe Townsend and his wife, Caroline, of Shipley, Fla.; one sister, Dovie York and her husband, Kyle, of Carlsbad; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Reserve followed by funeral services at 2 p.m., also in the Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Ken Delano officiating. Interment will follow in the Reserve Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Howard Jones, Billy Kiehne, Skip Price, H. B. Birmingham, Orville Goodin and Manny Padilla. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

McCARTY: Pearl Ward McCarty, 83, died Sunday, November 12 at her home in Reserve. Mrs. McCarty was a native of Datil, New Mexico and longtime resident of Reserve.

McCAULEY: Betty Jane McCauley died May 21 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. McCauley and her husband lived in this area 32 years. They were ranchers, and Mrs. McCauley was an Army nurse. She also worked at Hillcrest and Ft. Bayard as a nurse. She is survived by her husband, Dale of Cliff; two sons, Bucky of Deming and Robert Dale of Riverside, N.M.; a daughter, Patricia Strange of Cliff and seven grandchildren. Services for Mrs. McCauley were held Monday, May 25 at 11 am in the Wheeler Chapel, with graveside services following at the Gila Cemetery. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

McCAULEY: Dale A. McCauley, 78, a resident of Cliff, entered into rest Thursday----------

McCAULEY: Eula McCauley, 78, of Silver City died Friday at her home. Mrs. McCauley was born Feb. 11, 1916, to Levi E. and Ethel Bradberry in Lordsburg, where she lived and attended school until Christmas Eve 1933, when she married J.L. "Fate" McCauley. They moved to their home, where Bill Evans Lake is now located and ranched and raised their family. In the late 1950s, they moved to Arenas Valley and then to Silver City. She loved flowers and spent her spare time raising them and sharing them with friends and family. The love and kindness that she had to give made her home a place for children and young people to gather. She was "mother," "grandmother" and friend to all the children of the Gila Valley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include a daughter, Ethel Ann Upton of Silver City; a son, AJ. "Jim" McCauley of Truth or Consequences; nine grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Singer of Silver City; a brother, Levi Bradberry of Bayard; and a son-in-law, Lee Childress of Wilcox, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. "Fate" McCauley, in 1980, and a daughter, Shirley Childress, in 1984.Visitation will be held Thursday at noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City, where the funeral service will follow at 1. Burial will take place at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. Bishop Samuel Dye will preside. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brad McCauley, Gary Webb, Robert Childress, Wayne Bowden and Russell Upton, and a close friend, John "Butch" Wallace. Honorary bearers are all her friends and remaining family members. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

McCAULEY: Fredrick D McCauley, long time resident of Grant County, passed away at the Watts Clinic at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning from complications of a liver ailment. Although his life had been a long and courageous battle against ill health, his sudden death came as a shock to his friends. Mr. McCauley was born in Jieher Springs, Arkansas, on March 2. On November 24, 1901 he married Provey Ann Peeler and in 1904 he brought his young wife to Grant County. Settling first at Riverside, the McCauley’s moved after about a year to the little town of Leopold, above Tyrone, where they operated a mineral merchandise in 1909 they moved back to the Gila River, where they have lived ever since that time. Mr. McCauley’s life in Grant County is a long history of service and devotion to his communities needs coming here to build his health, he stayed to build this country. He was a man of forward vision and untiring energy, and the monuments marking his service are many. At the time of his death he was serving his third term as county commissioner, a term which was to have been devoted to the building of better highways in Grant County.  Mr. McCauley was interested also in the betterment of school facilities, having served 12 years as a member of the school board. His services to the community were many, and he will be greatly missed. Mr. McCauley was a man of quiet greatness, greatness not of a brief and singular nature, but the true greatness of a man of deep character working steadily for the progress of his community. His passing takes from Grant County a man it could ill afford to lose. Surviving him are his wife and six Children; Tom, Fayette, Halpin, and Dave, all living on the Gila; Mrs. Fannie Norris, of cliff; and Mrs. Lucy McMillan Silver City; He leaves a brother, J L McCauley of White Signal; a sister Mrs. Minnie Anderson of Redrock; three step brothers, Fell Morton of Cleburne TX; Joe Morton Hot Springs, NM; and Bill Morton, Hiram Ark. Fell and Joe Morton came to Silver City for the services. Also surviving Mr. McCauley are his 19 grandchildren and 37 nieces and nephews. Burial services were under the direction of Hinman’s Mortuary with funeral services at the Gila cemetery at 2:30 pm Wednesday. Pallbearers were George Barrows, Noel Rankin, Lewis Peterson, Steve Villareal, Ed Allison, Roy Clark, Giles Graham, and Duke Pitts. The Rev Ray Kuykendall read the funeral services.

McCAULEY: Funeral services were held Wednesday, for J.L. (Fate) McCauley, 88, -------------

McCAULEY: Julian L. McCauley died Dec. 17, at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. McCauley had lived in the area all his life and had ranched and farmed around here for many years. Services for Mr. McCauley were Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Wheeler Chapel, with burial following in Gila, N.M. He is survived by his wife Eula; two daughters, Shirley Childress of Wilcox, Ariz., and Ethel Ann Upton of Cliff; one son, A.J. McCauley of Silver City; three brothers, Tom and Dale of Cliff and Halpin, of Deming; one sister, Fannie Norris, of Cliff. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

McCAULEY:  Marie McCauley, 93, of Cliff, passed away Sunday at her home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home

McCAULEY: Mrs. Patty Ann McCauley, 30, wife of Tom McCauley of Cliff, and the mother of two young sons, was killed about 9:30 last Saturday night in an accident on U. S. Highway 260 south of Glenwood, when the car she was driving went out of control, left the pavement and plunged down an embankment. The accident was investigated by State Police Patrolman Albert Williams assigned to Catron ‘County. The death of Mrs. Mc. Cauley was instant when she was thrown out of the car which rolled over and was demolished. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Robert Clark of the Gila Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Gila Mesa cemetery. Survivors, besides her husband, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blackman, of Farmington; a brother, Paul Blackman, Jr., also of Farmington; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Pennington, Farmington, and Mrs. Shirley Mosely, Hurley.

McCAULEY: Mrs. Provey Ann McCauley, one of Grant counties pioneer ranch women died Wednesday in Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver city. She was the widow of the late Fred McCauley, who preceded her in death in 1947. Mrs. McCauley was born in Hiram, Ark and was married in Arkansas in 1901. The McCauley’s came to New Mexico in 1904, settling first at the location of the Riverside Store in the Gila area of Grant County. They later moved to old Leopold, where they operated a store and also a goat ranch. Returning to the Gila River area in 1908, they established ranching interests and continued in ranching. Mrs. McCauley remained on the headquarters ranch ten miles south of Cliff, following her husband’s death, running her home, raising flowers and tending to her garden. A few years ago, she left the ranch to divide her time residing with her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCauley, and her daughter Mrs. Lucy McMillen and her husband, John T. McMillen. Survivors other than Tom of Cliff and Lucy of Silver City include three sons, Halpin and Dale of Cliff and Fate of Arenas Valley and another daughter, Mrs. Fannie Norris of Cliff; 22 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Sybil Leonard of Globe, AZ, and Mrs. Edith Sumner of Lower Lake, Calif.; and a brother, Bradley Peeler of San Jose, Calif. The Rev. James G. Wayne, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Silver City, officiated at the funeral service Saturday, under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary. Burial was in the Gila Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons of Mrs. McCauley.

McCAULEY: Thomas C. McCauley, 82, of Cliff, died in Gila Regional Medical Center Tuesday morning. Mr. McCauley was born in Riverside on June 26, 1904, to Fredrick and Provey McCauley. Mr. McCauley, or "Grandpa Tom" as he was affectionately known to many people, especially the young, was devoted to the children and was every kid's friend. He loved children and this love was returned to him many times over. In January 1929 he married Marie Brock and together they made their life in the Cliff area. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie McCauley; two sons, Fred McCauley and Tom McCauley, both of Cliff; two brothers, Halpin McCauley of Deming and Dale McCauley of Cliff; and one sister, Fannie Norris of Cliff. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucy McMillan, who died in 1968; and by a brother, Fayette McCauley, who died in 1982. Visitation will be in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Mesa Cemetery Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. David Goble will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Ralph Wright, Bud Allen, John "Butch" Wallace, Jerry Mortensen, R.B. Williamson and Henry Torrez. Honorary pallbearers include Noel Rankin, Calvin Rankin, Jupe Means, Bob Cloudt, Virgil Black, Melbourne Wright, Clyde Reed, Richie Clark, Joe Ortega, Bill McMillen, Duke Pitts, Glen McDonald, Dick Dinwiddie, Lynn Thompson and all his many other friends. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home arrangements.

McCAULEY: Tyler Lafayette McCauley, infant son of David and Penny McCauley, entered life eternal Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. Calling hours were to be from 2-3 this afternoon in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Graveside funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 3:30 in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his parents; a brother, John Arlo McCauley of Whitewater; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Connie McCauley of Silver City; maternal grandparents, Donald and Karol Graham of Deming; and his great-grandmothers, Goldie Stark and Treva Mester of Deming. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McCLAIN: Bernice McClain, age 61, died Saturday, Dec. 12 at her residence in Silver City. She was born May 5, 1921 in Solomon, Ariz., the daughter of Henry and Nettie Stewart McClain and was a resident of Silver City for the past 13 years. Mrs. McClain was employed as a housekeeper for Hillcrest Hospital for 10 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. She is survived by one son, Mark Evans of La Jara, N.M.; two sisters, Lois Shelley of Cliff, Gladys Cooper of Lordsburg and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Thursday, Dec. 16 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Rev. David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church in Silver City. Graveside services were conducted at the Gila Cemetery under the direction of Rev. David Goble of Trinity United Presbyterian Church of Cliff. Burial followed in the Gila Cemetery. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.  

McCLAIN: Mark Lester McClain, 45, of Silver City passed away Saturday, Oct 21, at his residence. Grave-side funeral services will be conducted at 10 am Friday at Mesa Cemetery with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will be in Mesa Cemetery. Mr. McClain was born April 20, 1953, in Safford, Ariz., the son of Bernice McClain. He is survived by two aunts; Lois Shelley of Redrock and Gladys Cooper of Lordsburg, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. McClain attended Cliff schools and graduated from Cliff High in 1971. Bright Funeral Rome is in charge of arrangements.

McCLAIN: Death last Friday at her home in La Crescenta, Calif., claimed Mrs. Nettie McClain. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Doe Cooper, Lordsburg; Mrs. Worthington Shelley, Cliff, and Miss Bernice McClain, La Crescenta, and two sons, Claude McClain, Phoenix and Carl McClain, Grants. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Gila Mesa cemetery, where burial took place under direction of the Cox Mortuary.

McCLARTY: James Erwin McClarty was drowned at Bear Canyon Lake Sunday, Aug. 10. James was born in Trona, California Nov. 3, 1968. He and his family moved to Bayard where he lived the past 7years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Central, where the services will be held for James Thursday, Aug. 14. The pastor Francis Roundtree will be officiating. There will be a closed casket service. James is survived by his mother Roseanne and father Mike McClarty of Bayard. The Pallbearers will be C.J. Applehans, Harvey Blair, Sid Strain, Jeff Rowland, Lawrence Foster and Alfred Giran. Arrangements handled by Wheeler Funeral Home.

McCLELLAN: Margaret Joan McClellan, 77, a resident of Silver City, died Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She had lived in Silver City for the past eight years, coming here from Broken Arrow, Okla. She was born Feb. 22, 1917, in New York City and was a Foreign Service diplomat for the U.S. government. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and the cremains will be interred at a later date in Pinole, Calif. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

McCLENDON: Carl T. McClendon, 61, died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital following a long illness. He had resided in Silver City for 42 years and was well known throughout the community. Funeral services were held at 3 pm. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev F. M. Roundtree conducting the rites. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stills McClendon; four daughters, Mrs. Tobert McClaren Scottsdale, AZ; Mrs. Lester Stone, Pinon N. M.; Mrs. Roger Bayer, Denver and Miss Wanda McClendon, Silver City; an aunt, Mrs. Nettie Wilson, Tucson, and six grandchildren.

McCLOY: Jack McCloy, 51, died Monday, Nov. 20, in Silver City. He was a native of New York State. Mr. McCloy served with the United States Occupation Forces in Japan immediately after the end of the war and was decorated with the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal-Japan. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Diane Arnold of Hobe Sound, Florida. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27 in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

McCLUNG: Cecil Ross McClung, 70, a longtime Darning resident, passed away Monday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation is from 2-3 this afternoon and the funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming with Mr. Jim Prince of the First Baptist Church officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. McClung was born July 24, 1927, in Tyler, Texas, to Cecil Ross McClung and Lucille Harvey McClung. He served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II and then with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Edna Hawkinson on Aug. 27, 1949, in Lordsburg and worked in construction as a lineman, later retiring. His family includes his wife, Edna McClung of the home; sons, Cecil “Buck” Ross McClung and his wife, Rhonda, of Vinton, Iowa, and Eddie Cage McClung and his wife, Tina, of Springfield, Ill.; four daughters, Linda Mitchell and her husband; Dwight, of Silver City,’ Ruby Scheer and her husband, Jim, of Marietta, Ga., Sally McClung of West Memphis, Ark., and Irene McClung of Marietta; a brother, J.A. McClung, and his wife, Francis, of South San Francisco, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels

McCOLLUM: Eva McCollum, 56, died Saturday, March 31, as a result of an automobile accident. Mrs. McCollum was a native of Catron County. She is survived by her husband, Owen E. McCollum of Reserve, two daughters, Mrs. Susan Christiansen of Rogue River, Oregon, Mrs. Barbara Layne of Garland, Texas, a son Don McCollum of Odessa, Texas, two sisters Mrs. Nada Mander of Reserve and Mrs. Martha Scherrer of Golden, Colo., two brothers Frank G. Hickson of Hurley and Robert M. Hickson of Hayden, Ariz. and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Reserve Baptist Church with Reverend John Stone officiating. Burial followed in the Reserve Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Howard Olsen, Bodie Jones, Dewey Hickson, Jimmy Hickson, Bob Hickson, Jr. and Roger Castillo. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Durham, Robert Peralta, Lem Fryar, Frank Engasseo, Darrel Pipkins and A. L. Messier. Arrangements were by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

McCONKIE: Electa M. McConkie, 94, died June 27 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. McConkie was born in Crystal, Michigan, and had lived in the Grant County area since 1925: where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City and a school teacher for the public school system. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gerald McKinney of Silver City, two sons, Robert McConkie of Las Cruces, Leonard McConkie of Ventura, California, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Revered David L. Saucier officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Louis Cabot, James Saunders, William W. Baltosser, Sr., William Baltosser, Jr., and Ken Thomas.

McCONKIE: A Sunday tragedy struck at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. McConkie, Aztec St., Hurley, when their little daughter, Sharon Elaine, age six months, was fatally burned while sleeping in her crib. Origin of the fire, which burned the bed and the sleeping baby, is unknown and was discovered about 11 a.m. by the mother upon returning inside the house from the back yard. A neighbor woman rushed into the home upon hearing the screams for help and brought the pitifully burned tot outside where with the aid of another neighbor she removed the child's clothing. The father, Leonard McConkie, was at work at the Kennecott smelter plant machine shop and was hurriedly summoned. Although still conscious, the youngster failed to respond to treatment at the Santa Rita hospital to where it was rushed by the neighbors and died about 5 p.m. Sharon Elaine was born July 20, 1949. She was the only child of the young couple, whose bereavement has been of great concern and sorrow to their many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Harold Johnson officiating. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery. Survivors are the parents, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Canady of Hurley and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard G. McConkie, Silver City. Bearers were Raymond Canady, James Canady, Bobby Joe Canady and M.R. Gose, all of Hurley.

McCONNAUGHEY: The death occurred Tuesday at the Clifton home of Homer McConnaughey, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney McConnaughey. He succumbed to an acute attack of appendicitis. The boy had been living at Clifton with his father, emp1oyed at Morenci, and was attending school there. His mother, Mrs. Katherine McConnaughey is employed as office manager at the Silver City Frozen Food Locker plant.. Friends extend sympathy to the bereaved parents in their sorrow.

McCORMACK: James Paul McCormack, formerly of Grant County died in Long Beach, CA Saturday night of injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born in Santa Rita and attended Hur1ey high school. He served in the navy during the war. He is survived by his widow, whom he married last October. Mr. and Mrs. McCormack of Santa Rita, his uncle and aunt, have left for Long Beach where funeral services were held.

McCORMICK: Joseph McCormick, 60, resident of Silver City, died Tuesday night at Hillcrest Hospital Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Louise McCormick; a son, Robert McCormick of Los Alamos, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary McGee, of Hurley; two brothers, George McCormick, Silver City and Ed win McCormick, Big Spring, Texas, and three sisters, Mr. Pearl Massey Margaret McCormick, Laree McCormick and Gladys McCormick, all of Lubbock, Texas. Funeral arrangements pending at Curtis mortuary.

McCORMICK: Helen McCormick, passed away April 23 at the Hillcrest General Hospital. Funeral services will be held in Ojo, Ariz. and the family has requested that no flowers be sent; but a rose bush may be given to the Garden Club Garden of Roses. Arrangements may be made through Fran Keener. Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

McCORMICK: Stanley "Stan" Michael McCormick, 36, a resident of Silver City, died at his home Friday afternoon. He was born Jan. 22, 1952 in Ajo, Ariz., and moved to Silver City in 1972 from Morenci, Ariz. He worked as an electrician at Phelps Dodge for 16 years. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, tubing and football. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and attended the St. Francis Newman Center. Calling hours will be at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels today from 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. The rosary service will be there Tuesday evening at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be Wednesday afternoon at 1 in the St. Francis Newman Center. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate and interment will follow in Memory Lane. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Stephanie and Michelle McCormick and a stepdaughter, Veronica Soto, all of Silver City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland McCormick of York Valley, Ariz.; two brothers, Dennis McCormick of Thatcher, Ariz., and James McCormick of Las Cruces; a maternal grandmother, Mary Broom of Ajo; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Madrid of Silver City; and several nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Bill Stanford, Alvino Roybal, Ted Carrasco, Bobby Tellez, Charlie Helton and Otto Rosati. Honorary bearers will be Milton Fast, Don Schwab, Joe Placencio, Johannes Larisch, Eddie Munoz, Frank Blanton, Jimmy Serna, Ben Ybarra, Conn Rogers, Tony Baca, Vidal Madrid, Ron Springler, Peter Keys and all his friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer society. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McCOWN: Walter Asa McCown, 74, pioneer retired rancher and well driller, of Sherman, on the Mimbres River, died last Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Born in Hoyne, Colo., in 1892, he came to Grant County in 1914, and as a young man became a trapper of predatory animals in the Gila National Forest and on ranches. Ha drilled many water wells in this area, being an expert in this contracting work. He homesteaded his original ranch on the Mimbres River. In World War I he served overseas in the U. S. Army Medical Corps, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For many years he was associated with the late Dr. R. F. Stovall In the operation of the Mimbres Hot Spring, health resort. He married Miss Eleanor Widby, the ceremony taking place atop a mountain in the Black Range, the late Rev. Harold E. Johnson officiating. Survivors are three brothers Arthur J McCown Sherman; Floyd McCown, Rocky Ford, Colo, and Harry H McCown, Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Brothers, Post Fail, Ida.; Mrs. Luella Bonner, Tujunga, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Ross and Mrs. Cecil Hall, Bakersfield Ca. Funeral services were conducted at the Curtis Mortuary chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. J. Newton Holder, of the Areas Valley Church. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery with military committal rites at the grave by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Serving as pallbearers were William T. Graham Walter R. Biebelle Jr., David Giraud, Marcel K Biebelle, Regis McSherry and Jake Osborn.

McCOWN: Full military burial honors for Walter Asa McCown, of Sherman, were conducted last Saturday in Memory Lane Cemetery by members of the Disabled Veterans Chapter No. 1 of Silver City. The deceased was a veteran of World War I.

McCOY: Albert L. McCoy, 27, died Dec. 9 in an El Paso Hospital of injuries suffered Oct. 28 in a motorcycle accident on U. S. Highway 260 west of Shyer City. He was associated -with his father, Mack L. McCoy, in the operation of a garage in the Borenstein building on N. Bullard St. His death was the sixth highway fatality In Grant County this year. Funeral services were held last Saturday In the Cox Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. A. R. Aman of the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucille McCoy; three young Sons, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mack L. McCoy and a sister, Mrs. Maxine Flower, all of Silver City.

McCOY: David Randall McCoy, 25, died Thursday as a result of an auto accident. Mr. McCoy was a resident of Marshall MO. Funeral arrangements are by Curtis-Bright of Silver City

McCOY: E. L. (Eddie) McCoy, 87, passed away in the Gila Regional Medical Center Saturday. He was born March 8, l900, in Roswell, the son of Floyd McCoy and Susie Alcaire McCoy. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and later attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. In l920 he married Vera Blackwood and shortly thereafter they moved to Grant County. He ranched in the area and was a merchant. He served several terms as Grant County commissioner. Mr. McCoy was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 43 AF&AM of Vaughn, of A&A Scottish Rite of Las Cruces, and Shriner's Baelut Abyad Temple of Albuquerque. He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Denney of Silver City and her husband, George, and Betty Johnson of Belen and her husband, Ray; one sister, Blanche Doty of Albuquerque; four grandchildren; and l3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, in l976; and by a grandson, Thomas Denney, in l98l. Visitation will be held from 5-7 tonight in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Graveside services will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City Tuesday at l p.m. under the direction of the family members. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McCOY: Jessie Lavinia McCoy, 97, died Saturday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Jan. 16, 1892, in Bowling Green, Mo., to George E. and Martha Jane Dark Collins. She moved to Silver City in July 1982, coming from Altuna, Fla. She was a nursing aide and a member of the St. Francis Newman Center. Calling hours will be today from 1-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 10 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with interment in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Mayer of the St. Francis Newman Center will officiate. Survivors are her daughter, Minnie Lewis and her husband, Alvin, of Silver City; a sister, Nina Henry of Ojai, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; Frank McCoy, in 1955; two sons, Franklin and Leroy Wallace; and two daughters, Flora Keeline and Mrs. John Fabos. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McCOY: Martha S McCoy, 78, of Silver City passed away Friday, Sept. 4, at her residence. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. at Bright Funeral Home. Mrs. McCoy was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Cincinnati, the daughter of William Denissen and Swanne Tabor Denissen. Mrs. McCoy married Lewis McCoy on Jan. 6, 1939, in Crown Pint, MD. She is survived by her husband, Lewis; two daughters, Marsha J. Ashurst and her husband, John, of Lakeside, Ariz., and Sharon A. Armann and her husband, Neil, of Phoenix; two grandchildren, Leigh DeBragga-Case and her husband, Brian, of Mesa, Ariz., and James R. DeBragga and his wife, Rosanne, of Seattle; two (soon to be four) great-grandchildren, Aaron and Shelby Case of Mesa; two brothers, Bill Denissen and his wife, Bebe, of California, and John D. Denissen and ~his wife, Valerie, of Florida; and one sister, Marguerite “Bonnie” Rapp, and her husband, Jerry, of Florida. Mrs. McCoy grew up in Chicago, where she graduated in 1938 from Sisters of Mercy High School. After World War II, Mr. and Mrs. McCoy, with their two daughters, moved to Granby, Conn. She worked for many years as a supervisor at the Aetna Insurance Co. In 1978, she and Mr. McCoy, with a dear friend, the late Helen Mohks, and several cats, retired to Silver City, where Mr. McCoy’s sister, the late “Big Flo” Wood, had lived for many years. Mrs. McCoy continued pursuing her love of gardening and antiques and frequently traveled trips to see the ocean were her favorites. She was active in the Woman’s Club of Silver City, The Newcomer’ Club, and the Westerners. Mrs. McCoy will be remembered, as one friend wrote, as a wonderfu1 mother, wife grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. “Never a bad thing she said to anyone.” Floral donations may be sent to the memorial service at Bright Funeral home. Donations can be made to Gila Regional Hospice.

McCOY: Mrs. Vera McCoy, a long time resident of Grant County, died last Saturday---------

McCRACKEN: William M McCracken early day rancher of the Southwest passed away at his home in Alamogordo Jan 3 after a brief illness. He was born on the Texas frontier in 1874 and migrated to New Mexico at an early age, working for several major cattle ranchers before establishing his own spread in the early part of …….. This ranch is now run by one of his sons. Survivors are his wife the former Mary Annie Wright, three sons and five daughters whom were present at the time of his death. There are 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a sister in-law, Mrs. Maud Nathertlin, of San Francisco was unable to attend the funeral services. The one surviving brother in-law, Ellis Wright, of Redrock attended the funeral. Last rites were conducted by Rev Cecil Smith of the Church of the Nazarene and internment was in Alamogordo Rest Lawn cemetery.

McCRARY: N. M. (Mac) McCrary, former resident at Sliver City, and owner and manager the past 10 years of the Alamo Lumber Co. at Alamogordo died last Saturday at his home in Mountain Park. He was the brother of Ollie W. McCrary, of Silver City. From 1937 to 1942, the deceased was a bookkeeper for the Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Co. in Silver City. He was active in Alamogordo civic circles, member of the Rotary Club and affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Besides the brother in Silver City, be is survived by his widow, Mrs. Neva McCrary; a son, Craig; his mother, Mrs. C. L. McCrary of Amarillo, Tex., two other brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Mullins Funeral Home chapel at Alamogordo, followed by burial. Attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. McCrary of Silver City.

McCRAY: Francis F. McCray, 60, artist-in-residence at New Mexico Western College, died early Monday morning at Hillcrest General Hospital, following a heart attack suffered at his home, 802 Cheyenne St. He had resided in Silver City for the past 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy McCray, and a son, Peter, student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Private funeral services for the family were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd conducting the rites. The remains were sent to Albuquerque for cremation.

McCRAY: Hugh Edgar McCray, 77, of Deming, a prominent figure in New Mexico mining circles, who at one time leased a mine at the Tyrone mine site of Phelps Dodge Corporation, died last week of an apparent heart attack in T or C. Masonic funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mahoney Funeral Home Chapel in Deming. There were Masonic graveside services. A native of Fontenelle, WY, McCray had been a resident of New Mexico for 36 years. First living in the Hillsboro area, he then moved to Deming in 1941. At the time of his death, he was a licensed contractor inspector for New Mexico and had served as manager of the Deming Division of General Chemical Co. McCray was a past president of the Deming Rotary Club and was a member of all Masonic bodies. He and Mrs. McCray celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 1.

McCREARY: Christine Quinn McCreary, 86, an area resident since 1941, died Monday evening in her daughter's home in Silver City. She was born in West Grove, Pa., on March 28, 1903, to William and Emma von Loebe Quinn. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania and was a retired nurse. During her life in Silver City, she was an active member of the local Women's Bowling Association and was a permanent member of the Women's International Bowling Congress. She was an active member of the Evergreen Garden Club for a number of years, and was a member of the National Orchid Society and a member of the WACKY club. There will be a private service for the family and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Southwestern New Mexico Services to Handicapped Children and Adults. She is survived by a daughter, Jean Graham and her husband, Richard, of Silver City; a son, Christopher von Loebe Shatsby and his wife, Pat, of Lewisburg, Ohio; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McCREARY: George D. McCreary Jr, 84-year resident of Silver City, died it his home on Cottage San Road north of Silver City Sunday. He was one of Silver City’s most prominent and respected pioneers. Mr. McCreary was born in Philadelphia, Penn., and he and his wife, Christine, maintained a private greenhouse at their residence which is one of the show places of the community. He was a member of the Colonial Club of Princeton University where he graduated in 1906, the First City Troop of Philadelphia the Union League of Philadelphia, and a life member of the Silver City Elks Lodge. Survivors are his widow, a stepdaughter Mrs. Richard Graham of Silver City; a stepson, Christopher Shataby of Artesia, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. William Joyce Sewell of Chestnut Hill Penn., and Mrs. G. Howell Parr of Baltimore, Md.; five nieces and five grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 7p.m. Tuesday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Clifton Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. The body was sent to Philadelphia for burial in the East Laurel Hill Cemetery.

McCREARY:  Dr. Marcellus McCreary, a former member of the staff of the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital, died Jan. 28 in the Veterans Hospital at Albuquerque. He was 87 years old. For many years he was one of the outstanding doctors in the Veterans Administration and widely known in medical circles. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Margaret McCreary, Albuquerque; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Don C. Smith and niece, Mrs. Tom White, Silver City, and a grandson, Edward Phillips, Pomona, Calif. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church In Albuquerque. Burial took place in Pomona Ca.

McCREARY: Friends in Silver City and throughout Grant county mourn the death July 20 at Laguna Beach, Calif., of Mrs. Marcellus M McCreary , wife of Dr. McCreary, for many years a member of the Fort Bayard Veterans hospital staff. Ill for more than a year, Mrs. McCreary was taken to California from Prescott, Ariz. in the hope a change to sea level would benefit her health. Mrs. McCreary had a wide circle of devoted friends. Active In the social life at Fort Bayard and Silver City, she was a gracious hostess and an unfailing friend. Surviving besides her husband, is a daughter, Mrs. Dudley Phillips, the former Marcella McCreary, and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday at Pomona, Calif., where interment took place.

McCREERY: Ruth C. McCreery, 80, died Thursday, July 26, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. McCreery was born in Bolivar, Missouri and had been a resident of Cliff for 14 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Helen Goble, of Cliff. Also surviving her are two nephews, Alfred Braithwaite of Lowry City, Missouri. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Hensley officiating. Burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Hathorn, Sam Reed, Allen Coffelt, Kenny Guy Massey, Dirk Manning and George Jackson.

McCULLOUGH: Floyd R. McCullough died in his home In Hillsboro N.M. March 6, 1983. He spent most of his life as a Roughneck Oil driller. McCullough lived in Sierra County for the past 18 years. He was the son of Dugan and Stella McCullough and a member of the Protestant Church. He has one step-son, James Billings, of Truth or Consequences Funeral service was held in T or C Saturday, March 12 in the Golden sates Mortuary with burial in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery at 2 p.m. with full military honors. Local arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

McCULLOUGH: Mrs. Lena B. McCullough passed at the home of her son Dr. Leon C. McCullough Sunday morning after a lingering illness. She had made her home here for the past six months and was a pioneer resident of Portales. She is survived by her son of ‘Silver City; four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She will be sent to Albuquerque for cremation and memorial services will be held at Portales at a later date with interment in the Portales Cemetery. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

McCULLUM: Eva McCullum, 56, died Saturday, March 31, as a result of an automobile accident. Mrs. McCullum was a native of Catron County. She is survived by her husband, Owen E. McCullum of Reserve, two daughters, Mrs. Susan Christiansen of Rogue River, Oregon, Mrs. Barbara Layne of Garland, Texas, a son Don McCullum of Odessa, Texas, two sisters, Mrs. Nada Mander of Reserve and Mrs. Martha Scherrer of Golden Colo., two brothers Frank G, Hickson of Hurley and Robert M. Hickson of Hayden, Ariz., and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the Reserve Baptist Church with Reverend John Stone officiating. Burial followed in the Reserve Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Howard Olsen, Bodie Jones, Dewey Hickson, Jr. and Roger Castillo. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Durham, Robert Peralta, Lem, Fryar, Frank, Ensseo & Darrel Pipkins and A. L. Meesier. Arrangements were made by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McDANIEL: Jerry David McDaniel, 81, resident of Deming died April 19 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 14, 1902 in Douglas, Ariz. and had lived in Deming since 1939. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. Graveside funeral services were held April 23 at Mountain View Cemetery. Services were conducted by the Luna County United Veterans. He is survived by one son, Robert Lee McDaniel of Checotah, Okla. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

McDANIEL: Thomas Glenn McDaniel two years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDaniel Sr. Silver City, passed away Saturday. Surviving are his parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch McDaniel, Redrock, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Glenn, Silver City. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

McDANIEL: Thomas Newton McDaniel, 66, son of Arch Hiram and Lucy Hughes McDaniel, was born at the F M Bar Ranch near Redrock on April 23, 1929. A Silver City resident, he passed way Sunday morning at Silver Horizon Nursing Home. He was a retired driller with Phelps Dodge. He married Dorothy Patton on Aug. 6, 1968 at Lordsburg and moved to Silver City in 1972. Mr. McDaniel always felt his dreams had come true through the lives of his children, Dan and Deborah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Lucy McDaniel; a son, Thomas Glenn McDaniel; and a brother, Dr. A.H. McDaniel. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of the home; his son, Dan of Silver City; and his daughter, Deborah also of Silver City; two sisters, Mary Eddy of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Louise Venable of Jefferson City, Tenn; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services were to begin at 10:30 this morning at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel in Silver City. The Rev. F.M. Roundtree and the Rev. Wayne Blanton were to officiate. Interment was to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were R.L. Chandler, Dan Wright, Ralph Wright, Alfred Giron, Jim Culberson and Eddie Callaway. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

McDANIELS: Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Cox Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Florence Victoria McDaniels, 74, who passed away Tuesday in Las Cruces. Conducting the rites will be the Rev. H.E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community Church and the Rev. A. L. Hickston, Burial will be in the Silver City cemetery. Casket bearers will be J. F. Cook, Cecil Murrell, Eldon Imboden, Allen Imboden, Con Henry and Van Strawn. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Blackman, Silver City; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and three brothers, D. E. Bivins, Silver City; J. Bivins, Hurley, and Jesse Bivins, Springfield, Calif.

McDERMOTT: Charles D. McDermott, 78, the last member of the pioneer T. C. McDermott family, which for many years owned the famous Faywood Hot Springs and resort hotel, and engaged in ranching for over 50 years in Grant County, suffered a fatal heart attack about noon Tuesday in Silver City. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mahoney chapel in Deming, where the body was taken by the Curtis Mortuary. Burial will take place in the family plot in Mountain View cemetery. A. J McDermott, a cousin, of Oshkosh, Wis., arrived Wednesday by plane to attend the funeral. In The early days the Faywood resort was not only nationally known for its health giving perpetual hot springs but its hotel drew many notable guests from all over the United States and foreign countries. It was the social and vacation center of not only Southwestern New Mexico, but also drew tons from El Paso, Tucson and Phoenix. More than half a century ago A.G. Spauling, head of a sporting goods industry in Chicago and one a syndicate owning the Chicago White Sox American League Baseball Club, spent one spring at Faywood Hot Springs which was leased for several weeks of spring training by the club. The hotel was a rambling historic structure built in the 1880 period and later expanded with room accommodations for more than 50 guests. It had a luxurious Lobby and that also served as a ball room. The hotel also housed the Fay wood Post Office. Extending across the entire 200-ft front of the hotel was an ornamental porch. Widely known for its fine cuisine the hotel was the scene of brilliant banquets, parties and dances in its heyday. About 10 years ago after the death. of T, C. McDermott the two sons Clarence, who died several years ago and Charles sold the hot Springs and hotel to Herman Lindauer, prominent business man of Deming. Following the death of the senior McDermott, the hotel ceased operations and because its adobe construction erosion was rapid and the building finally collapsed  leaving only mounds of rubble, marking the end of one of the Southwest’s most historic story book structures. However, still flowing are the beautiful and life-giving Hot Springs. There have been reports that Faywood Hot Springs may again become a luxurious and modern resort.

McDERMOTT: John D. McDermott, 80, died at his home in Silver City the past week. He was a retired cattle inspector. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Belle McDermott of Silver City; two sons, John of Lubbock, Tex., and George of Silver City; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Hawkins, Mrs. Carl Wesley of Gallup and Mrs. Chuck Houston of Midland, Tex.; 15 grandchildren, and two brothers and six sisters. The Curtis Mortuary of Silver City sent the body by plane to Crosbyton, Tex., where the funeral was held, followed by burial.

McDERMOTT: T.C. McDermott, 95, owner of Faywood Hot Springs, died May 26 in the Deming hospital. Advanced age was given as cause of death. He is survived by his two sons, Charles and Clarence, who live in Faywood; a brother Bert McDermott, who lives in Neenah Wis. Mrs. T.C. McDermott died several months ago. Funeral services were held last Friday at Deming; burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. McDermott came to Faywood in 1900 and operated the first hotel in partnership with John Fay and Will Lockwood. The other two partners later sold out to McDermott. A number of years ago Faywood Hot Springs was the scene of many social activities and the mineral water attracted health seekers from all parts of the country. The place was sold recently to Herman Lindauer of Deming and it is understood that he will repair and remodel the hotel and make it again into a tourist attraction.

McDONALD: Long time Grant County rancher and civic leader Bartley B. McDonald died June 3 as the result of a ranching mishap at his Pitchfork Ranch southeast of White Signal. Mr. McDonald was born September 14, 1899, in what is now Virden, then known as Richmond. He was a resident of Grant County for his entire life. During his career Mr. McDonald served the county as sheriff, assessor, and earlier as county jailer under Sheriff John Turner. Prior to his terms as county Assessor, he worked for the State Bureau of Revenue as an investigator for the gasoline tax division. In l952 Mr. McDonald was named Silver City police Chief, a position he held until 1956 when he returned to ranching. He also held the police chief post from 1960 to 1961, at which time he was named Juvenile Probation Officer for the Sixth Judicial District. He served the three counties in the district as juvenile probation officer for 15 years, retiring May 1, 19--. At that time he returned to his Pitchfork Ranch. The deceased is survived by his wife, May Beth. The couple was married February 1, 1929. Also surviving is one son, Pete, of Phoenix; four daughters, Mrs. Ernie M. Wilbariks, Berwick, La., Mrs. Joanna Smith, Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Kathie Pruitt and Mrs. Patsy Adams, both of Silver City, sixteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is survived also by one brother, Jonnie J. McDonald, White Signal, and one sister. Internment followed in Memory Lane cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bryan McDonald, Dea McDonald, Paul McDonald, Robert Wilbanks, Todd Adams, and David Lewis.

McDONALD: Darrell Woodrow McDonald, 13-year-old student in Stout Junior high School, son of Mr., and Mrs. W W McDonald, was injured Sunday night on highway 180 east of the city limits, when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car driven by Robert U. Garcia, 18, Cobre High School student, of Bayard. The crash occurred while Garcia was passing a car. Investigation of the accident was made by State Patrolman Gene Tow. The boy suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead following arrival at Hillcrest Hospital. His death was the second highway fatality so far this year in Grant County. The young victim was an outstanding student and active in all school activities. His tragic death was a shock to his classmates. Survivors, besides his parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Carol Doyle, Stanton, Calif., and Miss Kay McDonald, Silver City, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ann Romano, residing in Georgia. Funeral services were held Monday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites was the Rev. C. E. Snitchier, pastor of the Silver Heights Baptist Church. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

McDONALD: Edward P. McDonald, 32, passed away Sept. 2, while serving in the U.S Navy. Mr. McDonald was a. native of Mogollon and had lived in Grant County for many years. Survivors include his wife Rosemary of Lemoore, Calif.; three sons, Archie, Edward, and Gilbert, all of Lemoore; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonzo Arzaga of Silver City: one brother; Tommy Arzaga of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Patricia Rivera of New Port, Mrs. Gloria Zamora of Central, and Miss. Miss Sandra Arzaga of Silver City; his grandmother Mrs. Augustina Munoz of Silver City. Rosary was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Monday with the funeral Mass being recited at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church at 9:30a.m. Tuesday. Internment followed in the Catholic Cemetery with the. Rev. Fr.. A. James Milano officiating.

McDONALD: Florence McDonald, a pioneer Grant County resident, passed away Monday. She was born Aug. 18, 1903, in Richmond, now known as Virden, N.M., the second of seven children born to Charles C. and Weta Windom Martin, who were ranchers in the Virden area. In 1925, she married Taylor McDonald and together they ranched in White Signal for 33 years. After the death of her husband, she moved to Silver City. Throughout her life she participated in innumerable community activities and organizations, sharing her time and many talents. Survivors are her three children, Tom McDonald and his wife, Valerie, of Red Bluff, Calif., and Susie Salars and her husband, Joe, and Mickey Lemon and her husband, Rawlings, of Silver City; two sisters, Martha Harvell of Lordsburg and Mildred of Las Cruces; and 11grandchildren, Terry Anderson, Carl Salars and Cari Lemon of Silver City, Judy Paul of Seward, Alaska, Taylor and Johnny McDonald of Visalia, Calif., Rick Salars of Phoenix, Bridgett Salars of Odessa, Texas, and Dale Muise of Las Vegas, Nev. There are also 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Silver City today at 2 p.m. with interment following at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pastor Ray Keene will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Harvell, Jim Lane, Dougan Anderson, and Carl, Bob and Rick Salars. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Silver City Woman's Club, the White Signal Community Hall, or a charity of your choice. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

McDONALD: Funeral services for Glennie Marguerite McDonald were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with interment following in the Mesa Cemetery. Miss McDonald was a life-long resident of Gila. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen McDonald of Gila; one brother, Walter L. McDonald of Animas; and two sisters, Mrs. Sydney P. Rouse and Miss Kathryne McDonald, both of Gila. Pallbearers were Paul Lloyd, Hank Hayes, Freddie Chappell, Leroy Chappell, Meril Gatlin, Harvey Sloan, George Sloan and Billy Laney. The Rev. Hal Swartzendruber officiated.

McDONALD: Ira Leah McDonald died Saturday, September 21 at Resthaven Nursing Home. Mrs. McDonald was a native of Euvaldie, TX, and resided in Grant County for the past 61 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Martin E. McDonald in 1947. She is survived by one son, Glenn of Gila; one daughter, Evelyn Sloan of Morenci, AZ.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Oscar George of Salt Lake City, UT; John Edgar George of Glenwood, and Marion George of Gila Hot Springs. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, September 25, at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Clark of the Gila Baptist Mission officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Carlsbad Cemetery with interment following there.

McDONALD: J. Frank McDonald, 74, a former resident of Tyrone and a frequent visitor to Grant County, died May 13 in El Paso. He was a member of Tyrone Masonic Lodge, El Paso Scottish Rite Bodies, KKCH, a 50-year member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and was a retired general yardmaster for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Hazel McDonald, El Paso; two brothers, Jesse of Smithville, Tex., and Fred of Los Angeles, Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. Frank Wilson, Albuquerque and Mrs. Wade White, Silver City; and one nephew, Ted Schroeter of Silver City. A Rose Croix service was held in the Harding-Orr and McDaniel Chapel with Fraternity Masonic Lodge in charge of the graveside committal. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery in El Paso.

McDONALD: John T. McDonald, 71, of Lordsburg died Sunday at his residence. He was born March 20, 1917, in Pinos Altos and was a farmer. He was a resident of Lordsburg for 36 years and was a World War II veteran. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to8 p.m. at Baca's Heather Funeral Chapel in Lordsburg. The funeral service will be Thursday morning at 10 in the chapel with the Rev. Glen Gray officiating. Survivors include his wife, Carolina McDonald of the home; two sons, Angel McDonald of El Paso, Texas, and John McDonald of Lordsburg; five daughters, Margaret Ramirez of Redlands, Calif., Mary Villa and Dora McDonald, both of Lordsburg, Susie De La Garza of McFarland, Calif., and Lucy Crowder of Morenci, Ariz.; two brothers, Willie McDonald of Lordsburg and Robert McDonald of Silver City; a sister, Maggie Rico of Norman Okla.; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Baca's Heather Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

McDONALD: Kathleen Click McDonald, 84, of Silver City died Monday afternoon in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1905, near Mineral Springs, Ark. With her family, she moved to the Oklahoma Indian Territory when she was an infant. She lived in Kingston, Okla. most of her young life, moving to Cliff in 1939, where she taught school for several years. In 1947, she began teaching in Bayard, where she retired in 1968 after having taught a total of 40 years. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. In May 1986, the Cobre Educational Association presented her with a certificate of appreciation for her many years of work in the field of education. She was a charter member of the United Methodist Church of Bayard. Calling hours were to be held today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels from 2-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 in the United Methodist Church of Bayard with the Rev. Ray Keene officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Cliff-Mesa Cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Lucille Chaffin of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and nieces, Beverly Redwine and her husband, Donald, of Silver City, Barbara Kerrick and her husband, Richard, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Linda Kay Carter and her husband, Ronald, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Eugenia Humphreys of Dallas, Texas. Other survivors include nephews, Phil Click and Dorothy of Silver City and Palm Desert, Calif., and Dr. Bill Click and Jan of Shawnee, Okla.; a sister-in-law, O'Bera Click of Silver City; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Bayard Methodist Church. Casket bearers will be Donald, Michael, Kenneth and Neil Redwine, Ronald Carter and Richard Kerrick. Honorary bearers will be Donald Trammell, Alfredo Abalos, Bennie Montoya, Max Hudson, Eddie, Bill and Baxter Evatt, Martin Porter, Kenneth Graves, Alfred Fielder, Chester Rowland, Edward Martin, Gene Kerns, Roy Carson, Ronald Bradsby, Manuel Herrera and Rudy Taebel. Other honorary bearers include her many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McDONALD: Sidney "Glenn"' McDonald, 77, died Thursday, July 20, in University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. He was born June 18, 1912, in Lakewood to Martin Edgar and Ira Leah George McDonald. He married Marguerite Chappell on March 13, 1937, in Silver City. They started their life together working on a cattle and sheep ranch on Crow Flat. From there, they operated a motel in Lordsburg for a short time before returning to Grant County where they spent more than 50 years. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service, then started his own business in dirt construction. He operated a bulldozer for about 20 years then went back to ranch work. He worked for Pacific Western Land Co. for nearly 17 years, retiring in 1982. They moved to their present home in Mangas Vista at that time. Mr. McDonald was a member of the Mountain View Assembly of God Church and was active in church work, singing, and playing his fiddle. He had many friends and enjoyed visiting with them at church, the post office, grocery store, service station, and boot and saddle shop. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from noon until service time at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Van Bevill of the Assembly of God Church will officiate with interment to follow in the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Marguerite, of the family home; a son, Walter, and his wife, Barbara, of Morenci, Ariz.; two daughters, Sid Elliott of Playas, and Kathryne Johnson and her husband, David, also of Playas; six grandchildren, Paula Rouse, Mandy and Molly McDonald, and Kelly, Jason and Trent Johnson; one sister, Evelyn Sloan and her husband, Harvey, of Safford, Ariz.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Glennie McDonald, in 1973; by his father, Martin Edgar McDonald, in 1947; by his mother, Ira McDonald, in 1974; and by a brother, Martin McDonald, in 1965. Casket bearers will be Merl "Red" Gatlin, Richard Gatlin, Paul Loyd, Hank Hays, Fred Chappell and Leroy Chappell. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MCDONALD: Thomas Bureau McDonald. 35, beloved son of Clyde Ray and Eileen McDonald, passed away un- expectedly Saturday, Oct. 9. He is survived by his brother, Clyde "Tuffy," and wife, Darcy, and their children, Alexander Thomas, Grace Eileenana, Claire Karen, of Fullerton CA; brothers, Michael and James of Albuquerque; grandmothers, Gertrude Bureau and Beulah McDonald, both of Albuquerque; aunts, Linda Kelleher and husband, John, of Aspen, Colo., and Barbara Bureau of Albuquerque; uncle Tommy McDonald, and wife, Patty, of King of Prussia, Pa.; many cousins; and countless friends. Mr. McDonald, an Albuquerque native, graduated from Albuquerque High School. He attended the University of New Mexico and graduated from Western New Mexico University, where, he served two terms as student body president. At Western, he took the lead in having students approve a fee lo finance construction of the new Student Memorial Building. He received his master's degree in criminal justice from New Mexico State University, where he served as the first student re- gent on the NMSU board of regents. Mr. McDonald was employed as a private invest- tigator. He was serving a six- year term on the Governor's Commission for Higher Education as a delegate at large. He was an outdoors- man who loved photography, fishing, hunting, racquetball, water-skiing and snow-skiing. He was a longtime member of Ducks Unlimited. He will be remembered for his sunny nature, his willingness to help others, and his zest for life. Laughter followed him everywhere. He will be sorely missed. A service in celebration of his life will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at French Mortuary, Chapel, Albuquerque. Pallbearers will be Tuffy McDonald, Mike McDonald, Jim McDonald, Rudy Otero, Sieve Gerstel, Tim Gailes, Tom Grady, Richard Quintana, and all who loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Mr. McDonald's memory to the Rudy Otero memorial trust fund at any 1st State Bank location. French Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

McDONALD: Thomas Taylor McDonald, 57, one of Grant County's leading cattlemen and rancher, died Monday in Providence Memorial Hospital at El Paso. He suffered a stroke Sunday at his White Signal ranch home and was immediately taken to El Paso for treatment by a specialist. Born in Silver City June 18, 1901, Mr. McDonald was a son of the late Jerry J. McDonald and Mrs. MitchelAnn Gordon McDonald. His father was one of the early ranchers in Southwest New Mexico, with extensive livestock and ranching properties, which for many years have been successfully operated and expanded by the McDonald Brothers; Thomas Taylor McDonald, Bartley B. McDonald and Jonnie J. McDonald. Mr. McDonald was well known in New Mexico's livestock industry, with which he had been actively associated for many years. With his brothers he developed a large herd of commercial Hereford cattle and was also instrumental in building up an outstanding registered Hereford herd for Robert H. Royall, with whom he was associated. Especially interested in young people, Mr. McDonald had a part in organizing a calf feeding program for 4-H and FFA Clubs in Southwestern New Mexico, was instrumental in forming the Southwestern Fair and Livestock Show. He was a member of the Grant County Committee of the District Farmers Administration and a member of the Grant County Sheriff's Posse since its inception. In all his endeavors, Mr. McDonald contributed much to the livestock industry during his life time, not only in Grant County but also in New Mexico. He was a good neighbor, unfailing friend and a devoted husband and father. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Martin McDonald; a son Thomas of Lompoc Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Wita Ann (Susie) Salars, of Laguna New Mexico, and Miss Martha Jane (Mickey) McDonald, a student at New Mexico A.& M. College. Other members of the family are a sister, Mrs. Jane McDonald Mortensen of Blythe, Calif.; his two brothers, Bartley and Jonnie, White Signal, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducting the rites. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. As a tribute to a respected citizen, the Grant County courthouse was closed for the funeral services. Serving as pallbearers were James McCauley, Joe B. Frost, Charley Russell, Jim Bounds, Fred Prevost, Jr. and Jim Cureton, neighbor ranchmen. Honorary pallbearers were B. A. Christmas, Sr. J.L. McCauley, C.C. Martin and Robert H. Royall.

McDONALD: Willie T. McDonald, born July 21, 1921, in Pinos Altos, died Sunday. He was retired from Best Western American Motor Inn. He was a resident of Lordsburg for 43 years. Mr. McDonald was a World War II veteran and received the Bronze Star. He is survived ‘by his wife of 55 years, Esperanza McDonald; his daughter, Pansy Mcl3on-aid of Lordsburg; and his son, Willie McDonald Jr., and his wife, Karen, of Lordsburg. Surviving grandchildren are Tim McDonald of Denver, Tom McDonald of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jeff Bejarano of Denver, and Kenny Bejarano of Lordsburg. He is also survived by eight great grandchildren, Rikki, Toni and Shanna McDonald, and Andrea, Tyler, Kristy, Timmy and Alyssa Bejarano. Also surviving are a brother, Robert McDonald of Silver City, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmie Joe McDonald, and a grandson, Jimmie Joe McDonald. Pallbearers will be Tim McDonald, Tom McDonald, Kenny Bejarano, Jimmie Ybarra, Richard Ybarra and John McDonald. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Bejarano, Tater Ramirez, Eddie McDonald, Angel McDonald and Robert McDonald II. A prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7 in the Lordsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lords-burg with the Rev. Virgilio Flores officiating. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

McDONALD: Willie McDonald, 75, a Lordsburg resident, died Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. A prayer vigil for Mr. McDonald will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lordsburg Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will he celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Virgilio Flores officiating. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lords-burg Funeral Homes to serve them.

McDUFF: While driving west on U.S. 260 Tuesday morning a short distance north of Glenwood, Mrs. Juanita Irene McDuff, of Hobbs suffered fatal head and internal injuries when she lost control of her car which swerved from the highway, ran up a steep bank and flipped over. She was driving alone. Glenwood officers sent a call to Silver City for an ambulance which was sent out by Cox’s and the injured woman was brought to Hillcrest General Hospital. She died Wednesday morning. Notified of the accident, her husband, Milton A. McDuff of Hobbs came to Silver City immediately. Also arriving yesterday by plane from Las Vegas, Nev, was her mother, Mrs. W. Parker. Dwight Marable of the New Mexico State police investigated the accident, together with the Catron county officers. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

McEWEN: John C. McEwen, a retired serviceman, died Monday in the Veterans Hospital at Fort Bayard. He had spent 20 years of his life in the service, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was born in Atlanta, Ga., in 1918 and at the time of his death was a resident of El Paso. He is survived by his wife, Janet McEwen. Funeral arrangements were made by Wheeler Mortuary in Deming. The body was sent to Rodehaver-Miller Mortuary in El Paso for interment in the Fort Bliss National cemetery.

McFADDEN: Dan McFadden, a former pioneer ranchman of Grant County, where he had lived for 48 years, died Monday in Lordsburg, where he had resided in recent years. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dawn McFadden; several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Frank Hooker, Mrs. Victor Lacy, Mrs. Kenneth McKinney and Dale Croom. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Heather Mortuary chapel in Lordsburg, followed by burial in Mountain View cemetery.

McFADDEN: Jeannie T. McFadden died Sunday night at Fort Bayard Medical Center after a long illness. Born Dec. 1, 1893 in Colorado, Mrs. McFadden had lived in Grant County for the last six years. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Justin Dick of Tyrone; two grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew. Mrs. McFadden will be cremated at the Memory Gardens of the Valley with a memorial service planned for a later date in Boulder, Colo. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McFADDEN:  Orville A. McFadden, former Silver City resident died in Houston, TX December 9. McFadden attended NMWU where he earned degrees in Education and School Administration between military service with the USN (post WWII) and the USMC (Korea). He worked for Kennecott Copper and other employers in the area. His teaching career led him from Belen to Deming, Animas, Pagosa Springs, CO, Phoenix, AZ, and Maracaibo, Venezuela. A resident of Beaumont, TX for the past few years, he was born in Whiteland, Indiana in 1928. His survivors include his sisters, Rosemary McFadden, Panorama City, Ca and Marjorie Ellis, Reseda, Ca and brothers Charles McFadden, Camarillo, Ca and Marion McFadden, Clearwater, Fla.

McFARLAND: Edwin McFarland, Burlington, Wis., a brother of G. L. McFarland, of Silver City, died the past week at his home of a heart attack. He has visited in Silver City where he had many friends. Mr. and Mrs. McFarland flew to Wisconsin to attend the funeral services.

McFARLAND: George L. McFarland of University Terrace Apartments in Las Cruces died Tuesday following a long illness. He was born March 1, 1903, in Trempealeau, Wis., to Dr. and Mrs. W.E. McFarland. In 1926, he married Gwendolyn Snapp, who died a few years later, leaving a son, Ralph. He is also survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of 53 years; and a daughter, Ellen Saige. Grandchildren are Gwen Warren Swift, James I. McFarland, and Scott, MerriLee and Julie Saige. Great-grandchildren are Michele, James and Samuel Warren, and Jamie Elizabeth McFarland. Mr. McFarland was an administrative assistant to supervisors of the Prescott, Gila and Carson national forests. He later acquired Mogollon Mountains Telephone Co. and built it from a ground return line into a modern telephone company. In addition, he established radio station KNFT and operated it for a number of years. He was a past president of the Silver City Kiwanis Club; was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City and the Society of Friends; and was involved with numerous civic and educational endeavors. Graveside services will be today in the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery at 7 p.m. with Dr. John Bell officiating. A memorial service will be Saturday in the First United Methodist Church in Silver City at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gorton Smith and the Rev. Paul Stevens officiating. There will also be memorial services in Las Cruces at a later date. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McFARLAND: Ralph L McFarland, 71, of Tucson Ariz., formerly of Silver City, passed away Friday Oct. 9, at his residence. Graveside funeral service were to be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. at Mesa Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. Mr. McFarland was born April 4, 1927, in Albuquerque. He was the son of, George McFarland and Elizabeth Buck McFarland. He was married to Faye M. St. Ores. Mr. McFarland is survived by his wife; a son, James I. McFarland, and a daughter, Gwen McFarland, both of Houston, a sister, Ellen Saige of Las Cruces; and four grandchildren. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

McFARLAND: Ralph Leonard McFarland, 71, of Tucson AZ, formerly of Silver City, died Friday at his residence. Services by Bright.

McFARLAND: Services for Sue McFarland, 75, of Deming will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Baca's Funeral Chapel. McFarland died Thursday at her home. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Enzensperger, Mary Jo Wipperfurth both of Deming; step-sons, Kevin McFarland, Kim McFarland, both of Maine; brother, George Flowers of Collierville, Term.; and eight grandchildren.

McFARLIN: Former Silver City resident, C.M. “Mac” McFarlin, 86, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, in Hillsboro, where he and his late wife, Nina Turner McFarlin, made their home following her retirement from the Silver City social services office. He is survived by his stepson, Dr. Howard R. Little of Silver city; a stepdaughter, Lola Anderson of Tularosa; a daughter, Thelma Jean Rowan; and a nephew, Bob ‘McFarland. Graveside services will be held at the Kingston Cemetery on Saturday at 2 p.m.

McFARLIN: Sheriff Lawrence Shelley received word Monday of the death at T or C Sunday of Charley McFarlin long-time resident of Grant County where he was engaged in ranching for many years. He had been employed on several large ranches in this area. Funeral services were held Tuesday and burial was in the Hillsboro cemetery. He is survived by a son, Robert McFarlin.

McFATE:  Merle J. McFate was born in Luna, NM on July 29, 1905, the son of James S. and Anna Katherine Adair McFate. He died in Broomfield, Colo. on April 7, 1984. Merle McFate attended the local school in Luna with the exception of one year when he went to high school in Eager, Ariz. He then graduated from Reserve High School in Reserve. After attending New Mexico Teachers College in Silver City, he taught school in Luna. He worked on various saw mills in the Luna area and was custodian at the Church of Latter Day Saints and the United States Forest Service in Luna. He is survived by his niece, Merle Jean Butler Donner; her husband, Stan Donner; a great niece, Kim Carmichael and great nephew Jim Donner. He was laid to rest in the Luna Cemetery. Bishop George Gibbons conducted the service. The Ladies Ward Choir sang "If You Could Hie to Kolob," and "Sweet Hours Of Prayer." The closing prayer was offered by Alvin Laney. Buford Hulsey was the speaker at the ceremony. "Uncle" Merle, as he was affectionately known, will be missed by the entire community. He was loved and respected by all.

McGEE: Jeanne E. McGee, 67, of Silver City died Thursday. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McGEE: Memorial services for Mindon M. "Maggie" McGee will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at Texas and Seventh streets in Silver City. The church parking lot is located at Arizona and Sixth streets. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation or Church of the Good Shepherd McGee Memorial Fund. Friends and family are invited to a reception following the service in the parish hall of the church. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

McGEE: Mindon M. "Maggie" McGee, 70, of Silver City died Thursday, Aug. 24 in Las Cruces as the result of an automobile accident. He was born March 1, 1925 in Raton to Mindon M. McGee Sr. and Bernice McMurtry McGee. He attended school in Raton, Lamy and Las Vegas, N.M., where he met and married Jeanne E. Robinson. Together they raised four children. Mrs. McGee preceded her husband in death in October 1991. Upon graduation from high school, Mr. McGee joined the U.S. Navy, where he achieved the rank of pharmacist's mate second class. As a medical corpsman, he was assigned duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, participating in the Solomon Island Campaign and other Pacific Theater action until the end of World War II. Following discharge, he attended and graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He worked a short while for Standard Oil in El Paso, Texas before becoming employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. in Hurley. His career flourished and he was eventually given the responsibilities of reduction plant superintendent, the position he held when he began employment with Cyprus Minerals Corp. His association with Cyprus took him to Bagdad, Ariz., then to Challis, Idaho as general manager of the Thompson Creek Project, which he supervised from its conception to completion as a major copper production project. He then began his supervisory role in the gold mining division of Cyprus, which took him to Nevada and back to Arizona. At the time of his retirement, he was active for Cyprus in several areas, with Parker, Ariz. being his home. Mr. McGee spent his adult life as a Mason and was especially fond of his service to Grant County with the Hurley Kiwanis Club. He remained active with Kiwanis until his death. He was deeply devoted to serving Jesus Christ through his ministries as a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City. It was through his involvement in the ministry that he met and married his beloved Mary Ellen McDaniel, who was also fulfilling a ministry in the church. Maggie and Mary Ellen McGee greatly enjoyed each other's company. Together they traveled and saw much of God's beautiful creation in the many places they visited. They were a great witness to all for their genuine, Christ-centered love for each other and the family. The inspiration shall remain. Mr. McGee is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen of the home; a son, Michael, and his wife, Bo of Hurley; a son Tim, and his wife, Susan of Las Cruces; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by three stepchildren, Cissy Severance and husband of Denver, Richard McDaniel and wife of Houston , and George McDaniel and wife of Mission Viejo, Calif.; several step-grandchildren; a sister, Arlo Summers, and her husband, Bill of Salem, Ore.; a sister Marva McGee of Las Vegas, N.M.; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard in 1990; a daughter, Peggy Harvey in 1995; a grandson, Mindon McGee III in 1974; and a granddaughter, Rhonda in 1979. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

McGEE: Rhonda Jean McGee, 10, died over the weekend in Albuquerque. Rhonda was born in Silver City and was a student at Stout Intermediate. She is survived by her father Timothy A. McGee of the United States Army, her mother Sherry Ann Harper of Silver City, two sisters Monica Lynn McGee and Tracy Harper both of Silver City, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.M. McGee of Bagdad, Arizona and maternal grandparents Mr. Teddy Hubble of Silver City and Blanche Rea of Bayard. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery.

McGEE: Richard Mindon McGee, a resident of Las Cruces, died Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born in Las Vegas on June 3, 1943. Mrs. McGee was a graduate of New Mexico State University and was a former employee of Kennecott Corp. at Salt Lake City and Carborundum Corp. in Venezuela and Mexico before entering the real estate business in Deming. He then moved to Las Cruces as a real estate broker and distributor for Amway Corp. Mr. McGee was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Las Cruces and served in the United States Navy, Pacific fleet. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Steve Chappell of the First United Methodist Church of Deming officiating. Concluding services will be in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Linda, a son, Jarrod, and a daughter, Kathleen, all of Las Cruces; his parents, Mindon and Jeanne McGee of Silver City; two brothers, Michael McGee and his wife, Bo, of Deming, and Timothy McGee and his wife, Susan, of Springfield, Va.; and a sister, Peggy Harvey of Reedley, Calif. He was preceded in death by a son, Mindon. Casket bearers will be Russell Burris, Jimmy Beasley, Darrell Stailey, Buddy Bassett, Gene Morgan and Burrell Welton. Honorary bearers are John Griffiths and Larry Cutbirth. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to a trust fund at Dona Ana Savings and Loan at Las Cruces. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McGEHEE: Andrea "Lupe" Ramos McGehee, 62, a Bayard resident, entered life eternal Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 16, 1930, in Hurley. Mrs. McGehee was a member of the Catholic Church, and a homemaker. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held Monday morning at 10 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow in the Hurley Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include three sons, Benny McGehee and his wife, Alice, of El Paso, Texas, James McGehee and his wife, Olivia, of Las Cruces, and Tony McGehee of Grants; and two daughters, Patsy Carrasco and her husband, Sam, of Bayard, and Nancy Espinosa and her husband, Frank of Los Lunas. She is also survived by one brother, Alejandro Ramos of Bayard; one brother-in-law, Salomon Bustamante of Hurley; three sisters, Amelia Gonzales of Mammoth, Ariz., Sally Terrazas of Oracle, Ariz., and Anita Montoya of Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Frank Espinosa, Ruben Carrasco, Sammy Ray Carrasco, Gabriel Rojas, Manuel Pena and Javier Ramos. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McGHEE: Donald McGhee, 79, a Lordsburg resident, died Tuesday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Home.

McGHEE: Leland F. McGhee, 70, of Monroe, La., World War I veteran, died last week at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He is survived by his wife. Wheeler Mortuary of Deming sent the body to his home In Louisiana for burial.

McGINLEY: William P. McGinley, 53 a resident of Silver City for 10, years, died last Friday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital, where he had been a patient for several weeks. Surviving are his window, Mrs. Marjorie McGinley, Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas Spence, Albuquerque and Mrs. J.R. Upchurch, Honolulu, Hawaii; a brother, Col. A M. McGinley, Alhambra, Calf. and a sister, Mrs. W.R. Bohannan, West Point, Va. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Fort Bayard chapel. Burial followed in the cemetery there, with full military honors at the grave.

McGINN: John S McGinn, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. McGinn, of Silver City, died the past week at the home of his parents succumbing to leukemia. At the time he passed away, a group of friends were attending a dance for his benefit at Casa Loma, with the orchestra donating its services and all funds were to be contributed for the boys’ treatment. Besides his parents, surviving are a brother David; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Adkins of Birmingham Ala. and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Olga McGinn of Odessa TX. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E Johnson, of the Santa Rita Community church, conducting the rites: Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

McGINN: Marie L. McGinn born Marie Adkins, Sept. 12 1918, in Kentucky passed away Saturday in Silver City. She was preceded in death by a son, John Steven McGinn in 1964. She is survived by her husband, ---- McGinn, and her son, David McGinn, both of Silver City, and a daughter, Connie McGinn of Ohio. Other surviving relatives include a brother, Joseph Adkins; a sister Letha Croswell; and a number of nieces and nephews, all from her home state. Visitation for Mrs. McGinn will be held today from 4-5 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel and graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

McGINNIS: Isabel Chip McGinnis, 52, a former resident of Bayard, passed away Oct. 25 at her home in Anaheim, Calif., after a short illness. Mass of the Christian burial was said Oct. 30 at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church in Anaheim. Graveside services followed in Montecito Cemetery in San Bernardino, Calif. Survivors include her husband, Tom McGinnis; a daughter, Lisa Chip McGinnis of Anaheim; three brothers, Ed Chip of California, George L. Chip of Bayard and Henry Chip of California; nine nieces, eight nephews; and several cousins.

McGINNIS: Martin J. McGinnis, 39, a World War II veteran, died last Saturday at the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. The body was shipped to Rochester, N.Y for burial.

McGLOTHLIN: Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at South Park Cemetery in Roswell for Callie McCall McGlothlin, 76, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday at a nursing home. Pastor Jerry Chapman of the Roswell Christian Center will officiate. She was born June 9, 1921, at Socorro to James Franklin and Mona Estes Moore. She was raised near Buckhorn and attended Cliff School. She married J.P. McCall, who preceded her in death in 1958. She then married Edward McGlothlin, who preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Stella M. Lockaby; two brothers, Franklin and Joe Moore; and two grandsons, Jon and Jim Hare. She is survived by two sons, James P. “Jim” McCall Jr. of Roswell and William F. “Willie” McCall and wife, Joan, of Ruidoso; four daughters, Anna Brown and husband, James, Jane Lockaby and husband, Floyd, Patricia Anderson, and Pamela Hudson and husband, Hiram, all of Roswell; a brother, John Moore of Durango, Colo.; two sisters, Kathryn Graham of Roswell and Emily Keller of Gila; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous friends, nieces and nephews. She had been a Roswell resident for 50 years and was a homemaker. She was a Cub Scout leader and loved her family. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

McGOLDRICK: Marshall McGoldrick, 79, of Glenwood passed away, this morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

McGRAIL: Graveside burial services for Frank A. McGrail of Silver City, who died the past week, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. C.M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church will conduct the rites. The Curtis Mortuary will direct interment.

McGRATH: Herbert James McGrath III moved on to a new stage Wednesday, May 12. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. He was born at City of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles on Aug. 10, 1928. He was a third-generation Grant Countian who missed being born in Silver City due to his mother falling on her way home from his father's graduation at Stanford University. He was raised on the family ranches, educated at St. Mary's Catholic school in Silver City, Santa Fe's St. Michael's Academy, and the New Mexico Military Institute, and he graduated from the New Mexico State Teachers College High School in 1946. He pursued his university education for many years, attending the University of New Mexico and Louisiana State University, finally completing his bachelor of academic studies degree at WNMU in 1984. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in June 1946 and was discharged as a sergeant in August 1948. Mr. McGrath saw duty on the Chinese Yangtze River, where he helped evacuate American citizens during the communist revolution. He was aboard one of the ships present at the atomic bomb testing at the Enewitoh Atoll. . He left the USMC to return to New Mexico. He began working at Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1950. He was chief of the survey party for many years and an active, if unlicensed, engineer. There are many engineering projects that bear his stamp. One of his fondest memories was the engineering office's fictitious study of the lunch box theft of copper by smelter employees. After his retirement, he joined the WNMU library staff. He retired, again, at age 65. Mr. McGrath organized a junior National Rifle Association chapter to teach hunting and shooting safety in 1954-55. He became involved in Boy Scouts in the late '50s. He was an active leader in Hurley until the mid-'60s. During this 10-year period, he mentored many boys, some of whom became journalists, pilots, police officers and U.S. Marines. He was a member of The Order of the Arrow and a part of the ritual team. He wrote, directed and acted in the first melodrama, "Only a Miner's Daughter," presented at the Pinos Altos Opera House. He was the author of short stories, plays and incidents of local history. He held an active role in the Grant County theater community for 50 years. He began acting as a senior in high school. He participated as actor and director in more than 100 plays. His most recent popular role was a Chautauqua performance of  Ben Lily. He created and led the Community University Theater in the 1970s. The performances were presented at the Fort Bayard Theater and WNMU's Light Hall. Shakespeare's Richard 11 was the role he was still waiting to perform. At the time of his ' death, he was writing a melodrama for September's Fort Bayard Centennial celebration. Mr. McGrath was a well-educated, literate man who could find common ground with all whom he met. He was an accomplished storyteller, especially of local history and ranch life. He was "sheriff" of the Westerners and a member of the Best Sellers Society. For many years, he was the technical director of the Community Concert Association. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched with such gentle care. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter "Shorty" and Robert Ruth "Bobbie" McGrath, and his brother and sister, Michael McGrath and Patricia Sanders. He is survived by his wife, Dona; six children, Kate McGrath and her companion, William Thomas, of Reno, Nev., Megan Seeds and her husband, Jim, of Tucson, Ariz., Maureen McGrath of East Liverpool, Ohio, Shannon Richmeyer and her husband, Timothy, of Palm Bay, Fla., Robert McGrath of Fort Worth, Texas, and James McGrath and his companion, Janice, of Tucson, as well as his daughter of the heart, Kathleen Essick; and 10 grand- children, Katrina Huber, Mario Gonzales, Sarah Miller, Dominique Rodriguez, Gwendolyn Richmeyer, Erryn and Owen McGrath, Hannah McGrath, and Jennifer and Jessie Childs. A great-grandson will arrive in July. The family invites all the friends, former Scouts, Marines, actors, writers and previous co- workers who were touched by Mr. McGrath to join them July 4th, his favorite holiday, at the family home at 306 W. 10th St. in Silver City to celebrate his life with music, food, favorite stories, photos and joy. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the WNMU Foundation, Herbert J. McGrath Theater Fund. The fund will be used to support the WNMU theater department. Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

McGRATH: Wilford McGrath, 86, of Lordsburg passed away Wednesday at his residence. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-7 p.m. at Lordsburg Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Duncan, Ariz., with Bishop Robert Lunt officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery at Franklin, Ariz. Mr. McGrath was born July 12, 1911, in Truth or Consequences, the son of Joe McGrath and Loretta Crawford. Mr. McGrath is survived by his wife, Bobbie; five sons, Joe McGrath of Duncan, Warner McGrath and his wife, Beth, of Duncan, Bruce McGrath of Redwood City, Calif., Nelsey McGrath and his wife, Patti, of Conroe, Texas, and Clarence McGrath of Rosita Beach, Mexico; one daughter, Loretta Peek, and George of Safford, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Madeline Lee of Pima, Ariz., and Sharon Bellemy of Duncan; a stepson, Gary Lee Welker of Lordsburg; two brothers, Carl McGrath and his wife, Elaine, of Seattle, Wash., and Ernest McGrath of Louisiana; three sisters, Helen Davenport and her husband, Ed, of Deming, Lila Pia and her husband, Charles, of California, and Lynn McCartney and her husband, Gene, of Torrance, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Mr. McGrath was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Kenneth McGrath, Clifford McGrath, Howard McGrath, Heber McGrath and Joe McGrath; one sister, Ruth Billingsley. Mr. McGrath was retired from the Arizona State Highway Department. Lordsburg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

McGRAW: Rena Gibbs McGraw, 80, a resident of Pass Christian, Miss., died Wednesday in Gulfport, Miss. She was a homemaker. Mrs. McGraw was a native of Electra, Texas, and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Gulfport. She is survived by her husband, Fred McGraw of Pass Christian; a son, Eddie Ray Gibbs of Jackson, Miss.; two daughters, Lue Powers of Pass Christian and Rue Taylor of Clarkston, Wash.; a sister, Dorothy Hammond of Turloc, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. Jeff Gibbs. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery in Wichita Falls, Texas. Riemann Funeral Home of Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

McGREGOR: Canton McGregor, 79, a longtime Lake Valley rancher, passed away Sunday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. Visitation will be from 2-6 and the funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, where Masonic services will be led by Kingston Lodge No. 16 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. McGregor was born Jan. 13, 1917, in Old Mesilla to Grant R. McGregor and Olive Parks McGregor. He was raised in Lake Valley and attended New Mexico State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from New Mexico State University as the assistant director of the physical plant department after 25 years. Mr. McGregor ranched in the Lake Valley area for many years and was a member of Kingston Masonic Lodge No. 16 AF&AM. He was of the Episcopal faith. He had resided in Albuquerque for the past year. Survivors inc1ude a daughter, Kathleen Bustamante of Albuquerque and a son, Reid McGregor of Bakersfield, Ca1if.;  two brothers, Grant McGregor of Albuquerque and Malcolm McGregor of Juneau, Alaska; and a grandson, Armando Bustamante of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion McGregor. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Norwood, Dunny Zumwalt, Jim Grider, Larry Strange, Pat Laney and Russ Shivers. Honorary pallbearers are Pete Martinez, Dyke Clayshulte, Jim Bason, Fred Day, Jim Zuehike, Smokey Nunn, Pat Bustamante, Dick McCowan, Dan Cook and Thip Martinez. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to be Shriners Transportation Fund in care of the Deming Shrine Club.

McGUIRE: James Walter McGuire, 43, of Fort Bayard entered life eternal Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born June 1, 1948, in Miami, Ariz., and had been a Grant County resident for several years. Mr. McGuire was a student prior to his illness. Graveside services were held today at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Edward J. Richmeyer officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McGUIRE: Willard Thomas "Bill" McGuire, 75, a self-employed trucking firm operator who moved to Silver City from California in1985, passed away Wednesday. He was past commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Grijalva Harvey Chapter 6667, in this area. He was an 822nd Tank Destroyer Battalion World War II veteran. Mr. McGuire was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in rescuing an Army comrade from his disabled destroyer tank on April16, 1945. When Mr. McGuire learned that one of his comrades was missing and still trapped in the burning tank, even though severely wounded, he ran back, amid heavy enemy machine gun fire, and accomplished the rescue only seconds before the tank exploded. McGuire was hospitalized for many months thereafter. He was an active member of the 822nd Tank Destroyer Battalion World War II Association and was awarded its plaque of appreciation for faithful attendance at its annual reunions, and particularly for locating and recruiting members of his old unit. Mr. McGuire was also a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans (Town and Country Post 2324, Carmichael, Calif.), and the American Legion. He was a former member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2103 in Carmichael and the District 4 Moose Lodge in Sacramento, Calif. Mr. McGuire was born Feb. 24, 1918, in Duncan Ariz., to David Thomas McGuire and Lenna Elvira Wilson McGuire. He spent his boyhood in Virden, and in Duncan, Ariz., and moved to Hatch in 1933. In 1939, he left farming and moved to Southern California. He went into the Army in 1942. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Lunt "Sally" McGuire, originally of Duncan, a daughter , Dr. Linda Silber of Raleigh, N.C., and a son, David McGuire of Rosell, GA; two grandchildren, four stepchildren; Bruce Fuller of Warroad, Minn., Rex Fuller of Lacrosse, Wis., Janet F. Latta of Orem, Utah, and Cyndi F. Hickman of Pleasant Grove, Utah; nine step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Esther "Jeri" Hatch of Virden and Jenrose "Jink" Roberts of Hemet, Calif. Mr. McGuire had many hobbies at which he excelled, including gardening and fruit growing. He enjoyed sharing his bountiful crops with others. He was a self-made man, and taught himself the skill of maintaining the diesel trucks which he owned and operated. He was a "jack of all trades," skilled carpenter, plumber and electrician, and he enjoyed the out of doors in his many hunting and wood-gathering trips. His creativity included a unique cistern system to conserve water which he used to irrigate the McGuire gardens and orchard near Silver City. He met his wife, Sally, on a cruise to Alaska, at which time they, both widowed, learned that they had known each other in childhood, back in Duncan, and that the same country doctor had attended both their births. They were married in August, 1983 and spent their year’s together working side by side on their numerous home and garden projects. Mr. McGuire loved working hard, being industrious, and making the world a more beautiful place. He was outgoing and loved people. He shall never be forgotten. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 12, at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Interment with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.  Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

McHALFFEY: Mrs. Ruby McHalffey, 64, of Lordsburg, who had been in a Silver City rest home for some time, died Saturday. Mrs. McHalffey was the widow of the late L. P. McHalffey, an attorney of Lordsburg. Two Sons survive, Garland McHalffey of Lordsburg and L. P. McHalffey of Pecos, Tex., and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held In Lordsburg, where burial took place in Mountain View cemetery.

McHUGH: John F. McHugh, 81, a Deming resident, passed away Wednesday, March 3, at Homestead Rest Home in Silver City. The prayer vigil will be held Thursday evening at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held----------

McILVENNA: James Robert McIlvenna, 74, of Rogers, Ark., died Dec. 20 at St. Mary's-Rogers Memorial Hospital. He was born in Virginia, Minn., the son of O.J. and Ann McIlvenna, and was a resident of Silver City for 23 years. He was a Lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, having received his wings as a naval aviator from NAS Corpus Christi in 1942. He served as a bomber pilot through three tours of duty at Guadalcanal where only 11 of the 39 pilots in the original squadron survived. He was returned to the United States and assigned to teach combat flying at NAS Miami. Selected for the Naval War College, he chose instead to remain in civilian life. At the time of his retirement in 1979, he was the personnel officer for the Gila National Forest in Silver City. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis and received a second degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth; a member of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, the Northwest Arkansas Retired Officers Group, and the Retired Officers Association; a charter member of the Lake Vermilion Sportsmen's Club; and a life member of the National Rifle Association. Until his death he remained in the military, on retired reserve status in the USMCR. Although a resident of Rogers, he maintained a summer home on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Rogers; a daughter, Patricia McIlvenna Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn.; a son, Robert James Mcllvenna of Cocur d' Alene, Idaho; four grandchildren; four nephews; and a niece. Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 23, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers with Pastor Solberg of Peace Lutheran Church and the Rev. Oswald of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church conducting the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity

McKAIN: Anna E. McKain, 69, died Friday, March 21, at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. McKain was born in St. Louis, Missouri and lived in Grant County for a number of years. She belonged to the Silver City Senior Citizens Club. Mrs. McKain is survived by her husband A.H. McKain of Silver City, two daughters, Bette Winter of Silver City, Nancee Grimm of Florissant, Missouri, a sister, Mae Rasuch of Midway, Calif., a brother, Edward Fluchel of St. Louis, Missouri and six grandchildren. Funeral services were at Drehmann-Harral Funeral Home in St. Louis, Missouri. Local arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McKEE: Dorothy Ellen McKee, 72, of Santa Clara passed away Monday, June 7, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Private family memorial ser- vices will be conducted at a later date. Mrs. McKee was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Douglas, Ariz., the daughter of Edgar C. Wheat and Ella Larman Wheat. She was married to Elber Walter McKee in 1923. He preceded her in death. Mrs. McKee is survived by her mother, Ella L. Wheat of Hurley; a daughter, Glenda D. McKee of Santa Clara; a son. Troy Dean McKee of Hurley; a brother, Earl Wheat of Hurley; five grandchildren, Christopher Burton and Clayton Burton, both of Salt Lake City, and Kelli D. White, Danny Rey Young and Buddy Young, all of Santa Clara; and two great- grandchildren, Dustan White of Santa Clara and Chance Burton of Salt Lake City. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

McKEE: Eldon McKee, 75, a resident of Silver City, passed away at his residence in Silver City on Thursday, Feb. l. Mr. McKee was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph McKee and Darrel McKee, and one sister, Mary McKee Van Fleet. He retired from Chino Mines in 1977 after 37 years of service and was a member of Elks Lodge No. 413 of Silver City and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347. Mr. McKee is survived by two brothers, Lewis McKee of Spokane, Wash., and Lawrence McKee of Issaquah, Wash.; three sisters, Virginia Pickenpaugh of Akron, Ohio, Faye Madden of Bayard, and Willie Ann Gill of Caldwell, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mr. McKee will be tonight from 7-9 and Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. with services following at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gorton Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors conducted by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, dedicated to those we serve.

McKEE: George "Bob" Robert McKee, 69, died Wednesday evening in Gila Regional Medical Center. He had resided in Silver City the last 21 years and was a retired contracting specialist with the Gila National Forest. He was a veteran of World War ll and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Calling hours for Mr. McKee in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels will be Sunday from 2-7 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Sheffield of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Novello, of Silver City; a son, Major Paul Scott McKee, Marine Corps, Okinawa; two daughters, Linda (Mrs. George Ewan) of Silver City and Terry (Mrs. Jim Mercer) of Payson, Ariz.; a brother, C.R. McKee of Casper, Wyo.; two sisters, Gladys Prickett and Melva Smoot, both of Boulder, Colo.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven McKee, in1971. Casket bearers will be Jeff Glen, Richard "Dick" C. Johnson, Gene Miller, Ray Swigart, Sam Service and Al Mercer. Honorary bearers will be all his friends and fellow workers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McKEE: Martha Novello McKee, 79, of Payson, Ariz., a resident of Silver City for 35 years, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Nov. 21, at Navapache Regional Medical Center in Show Low, Ariz. She was born Aug. 4, 1919, in St. Francis, Kan. Mrs. McKee was a home maker and a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. She also volunteered at the Silver City Museum and helped the elderly prepare their tax papers. Visitation for Mrs. McKee will be from 2-4 this afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 in the morning in Memory Lane Cemetery with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Survivors include a son, Paul Scott McKee of Pinetop, Ariz.; two daughters, Linda Ewan of Calimesa, Calif., and Teresa Mercer of Payson; a brother, Jack Reinhold of Chandler, J Ariz.; a sister, Iris Wellman of El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George “Bob” McKee; her oldest son, Steven McKee; and a grandson. David Mead. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

McKEEFREY: Mrs. Lorenza Kelly McKeefrey, 91, a pioneer resident of Glenwood where she had resided for 85 years, passed away last Friday in a Silver City rest home. Survivors are a brother Willie Kelly, Glenwood; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Tipton, And Mrs. Emma Trotter, Glenwood, Mrs. Rosera Portios, Tucson, and Mrs. Ellen Armijo, Reserve. Rosary services were held Saturday at the Cox mortuary chapel followed by mass at St Vincente De Paul Catholic church. Burial took place in the Alma cemetery.

McKEEN: Emma Jo McKeen, wife of the late H. Brunson McKeen, was born Dec. 17, 1908, in Monrovia, Kan. She went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 6, at the Silver City Care Center following hip surgery at the age of 90. She was one of three daughters born to Henry and Lisette Fankhanel of Kansas. She loved music, and during her high school years she accompanied the girls' chorus on the piano. She later attended college at Kansas State Teachers' College in Emporia, where she studied to be a teacher. After receiving her teaching degree, she came to teach at the school in Alma. While in Alma, she met her future husband, Brunson McKeen. They were married June 24, 1932, in Effingham, Kan., and came to live on the Mc- Keen Ranch near Alma. Four children were born to this marriage: a daughter, Bonnie Jo Schmieder, and three sons, Hugh B. McKeen, Jerry McKeen and Bob McKeen. In 1947, the family moved to a ranch in San Marcos, Calif., where they lived until Mr. McKeen's death, in 1984. Mrs. McKeen continued her music as accompanist for the church in San Marcos for many years. She later moved back to Alma and lived on the ranch with the Hugh B. and Bob McKeen families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brunson; her parents, Henry and Lisette Fankhanel; and one sister, Mary. Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Jo Schmieder, and her husband, Hubert, of Brookshire, Texas; three sons, Hugh B. McKeen and his wife, Margie, of Alma, Jerry Mc- Keen of Albuquerque, and Bob McKeen and his wife, Donnah, of Alma; a brother- in-law, John McKeen of Alma; a sister-in-law, Frances Wheeler of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Henrietta Sramek of New York; 10 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services will be held Friday at 10 in the morning at Glenwood Park on Catwalk Road in Glenwood. Pastor Ben Whitfield of the Reserve/Glenwood Presbyterian Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to the Glenwood Community Presbyterian Church. Cremation by Baca's Mimbres Crematory has taken place. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

McKEEN: Emory E. McKeen, 74, a retired carpenter of Chino Mines, Kennecott Copper Corp., died last Thursday at his home in Silver City. The Curtis Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements. Services were held at Deming in the chapel of the Mahoney Funeral Home Monday at 3 p.m. The rites were conducted by the Church of Latter Day Saints. Burial was in Mountainview cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Fannie McKeen; three sons, J. E. McKeen of Glenwood, Calif., L.R. McKeen of El Paso,, Tex., and Luther B. McKeen of Dallas, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Nagy of El Cerrito, Calif., Mrs. Claire B. Blurn of Arenas Valley, and Mrs. Minnie Crownover of Albuquerque and 14 grandchildren.

McKEEN:  H. Brunson McKeen, 80, of Vista died Monday at the Encinitas Hospital. He was born in Clifton, AZ and was a self employed rancher all of his life. He was a former member of BPOE, Silver City. Funeral services were held at Eternal Hills Chapel with Rev. Richard K. Smith officiating from the United Methodist Church, San Marcos. He is survived by his wife, Emma Jo McKeen, Vista; one daughter, Bonnie Schmieder, Houston, TX, three sons, Hugh B. McKeen, Jr, Glenwood; Jerry T. McKeen, Vista; Robert McKeen, Vista; nine grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. Arrangements were by Eternal Hills Mortuary.

McKEEN: A Central man, Henry Edward McKeen, 32, was drowned late last Thursday afternoon while swimming in the Gila River near the mouth of the Mogollon Creek. Justice of the Peace I.E. Calloway called a coroner's jury in Gila and they returned a verdict of accidental death. Mrs. Margaret Harber, Silver City and her son, Charlie, were the only witnesses to the accident. Another son of Mrs. Harber, Billy, was in the vicinity but not on the scene. Mrs. Harber told her story this way. She said that she and the boys had gone on a picnic with Mr. McKeen to celebrate Billy's birthday and furlough for the boy from Carrie Tingley hospital, where he was undergoing treatments for the effects of an attack of polio he suffered a couple of years ago. "Henry had bought the boy a .22 and he suggested we go on a picnic to try it out. I had worried about the gun, but the swimming never bothered me--Henry was an excellent swimmer." Mrs. Harber left the scene where Charlie and Mr. McKeen were swimming and went to see about Billy. She reported that when she returned, Mr. McKeen was gone. "I asked Charlie where he was. He said, "He swam on down the river.' Mrs. Harber continued saying she looked for Mr. McKeen and became worried because there was no trace of him. After searching for about a half an hour she went to the home of Bud Clark. Several men returned and began searching the river and found Mr. McKeen about 6:30 p.m. lodged against a cottonwood about half a mile downstream from the swimming hole. Mr. McKeen's head had a bruise on it, indicating that he had probably struck his head against a rock and had been knocked out. Survivors of Mr. McKeen are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory E. McKeen, Hurley; three brothers, Leighton R. McKeen, Roswell, J. Edward and Luther B. McKeen, Oakland, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. W.D. Blum, Alamogordo and Mrs. W. A. Righter, California.

McKENZIE: Funeral services for C. W. McKenzie, 56, supervisor of the Gila National forest, who was killed in an automobile accident Friday in the Beaverhead area, were held at 4:30 Monday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary, with the Rev. John Carpenter of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial in Fresno, Calif. Cause of the accident which resulted in the death of Mr. McKenzie and David Johnson, who was in the car with him at the time probably, will never be known, since investigation at the scene of the accident failed to reveal definite cause. The car in which Mr. McKenzie and Mr. Johnson were riding slipped off the road about five miles south of Beaverhead and rolled down a 200-ft. canyon resulting in the instant death of both men. Mr. McKenzie is survived by his widow, two sons, Martin of San Diego and Roger of Prescott, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Berly Carpenter and Mrs. Alice, both of Albuquerque; one brother and three sisters in Ca. Mr. McKenzie came to Silver City as supervisor of the Gila National forest exactly one year ago. He had been with the Forest Service 35 years and would have retired within a year.

McKINNEY: Mrs. Emma McKinney, 80, mother of Clark McKinney, Silver City business man, passed away Sunday in an El Paso nursing home. Mr. McKinney was at his mother’s bedside when she died.

McKINNEY: Edna Virginia McKinney, 102, of Silver City passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. McKinney was born July 6, 1889, in Mount Pleasanton, Iowa, to William and Alice (Hobbs) Bush. She attended school there and received her teacher’s certificate in Pittsburg, Kan. She was a school-teacher in Franklin, Kan. There, she met her future husband, William, and in 1914 they moved to Silver City and were married. Mrs. McKinney is survived by a son, Gerald McKinney, and his wife, Emily; a sister, Alice Pearce of Riverside, Calif.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, and a son, Kenneth McKinney. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. The Rev. Ken Schultz will officiate and Chapter No. 3 of the Order of Eastern Star will conduct a service. Private interment services will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Albert Stevens, Jim Lane, Gaby Garbner, Billy Billings, Dave Woodward and James Shutz. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

McKINNEY: Gerald Robert Edgar McKinney, 75, of Tyrone, passed away Saturday at his residence. Mr. McKinney was born Feb. 10, 1918, to William and Edna (Bush) McKinney in Silver City. He attended grade school and high school in the Silver City public schools, graduating from Silver City School in 1937. He married Emily McConkie in 1938 in Silver City. He worked for the state Highway Department when New Mexico Highway 90 was first built. He was a well driller with Lee Childress, and was employed with the Luck Mining Co. Mr. McKinney and his brother, Kenneth McKinney, bought a drilling rig and drilled water wells from Silver City to Buckhorn. In partnership with his father and brother, he owned and operated a ranch in Quemado. He worked for the Isabell Co., and for Phelps Dodge in Tyrone and also in Peru. He owned and operated the White Palace barbershop in downtown Silver City; owned and operated a trailer park near Tyrone, and built the Farm Bureau Building on Market Street for George Jackson. He spent his retirement years building his home and ranching on the family ranch near Tyrone. Mr. McKinney was a past master of Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8 AF&AM, in which he was still a member. He was a member of the Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite of Las Cruces, the Cattle Growers, the Farm Bureau, the Silver Squares square dancing club, the Silver Hot Socks, and the White Signal 49'ers. Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Emily McKinney of the family home; four daughters, Jane Zimmerman of Denver, Dodie Thomas of Austin, Texas, Susan Feeny and her husband, John, of El Paso, Texas, and Ginger Baltosser and her husband, Bill Baltosser Jr., of Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Kelly McCarty of Houston, Patrick McCarty of Las Cruces; Stacy Riemer and her husband, Scott, of Denver, Dianna Baltosser of Albuquerque, Mark Zimmerman of Denver, Dean Zimmerman of Vancouver, Wash., Bryan Thomas of Silver City , and Brent Thomas of Austin; a great-granddaughter, Alicia Riemer of Denver, and a niece, Cynthia Donovan of Silver City. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel at 210 W. College Ave. in Silver City. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Ken Schultz, a family friend, officiating. The Masonic graveside service will follow at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with James Clinton Lane acting as master of the lodge. Pallbearers will be Albert Stevens, David Woodward, Bill Woodward, Fred Gay, Sam Scarbrough and George Jackson. Honorary bearers will be William Baltosser Sr., Elmo McMillan Jr. and Kenneth Feeny. Contributions may be made in his name to a favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

McKINNEY: James Clark McKinney, 78, died Saturday in Las Cruces. Mr. McKinney was born in Hillsboro, N.M. and was a resident of Silver City for 40 years until moving to Las Cruces three years ago. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City and the Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8 AF & AM. Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife Ruth McKinney of Las Cruces and daughters, Ruth Ford of Las Cruces and Frances Brown of Big Bear Lake, Cal.; one sister, Courtland Moseley, of El Paso; three grandchildren, Glenn Ford of Silver City, Dabney Ford of La Plata, N.M., Ray Brown of Las Cruces; and one great-grandchild, Quentin Allen Ford of Silver City. Funeral Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. Alfred Pace officiating. Burial followed at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with the Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8 AF & AM conducting graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were Jeff Glenn, and Victor Ornelas. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Masonic Cemetery Fund or the Memorial Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McKINNEY: Milam Lee McKinney, 77, died in Silver City. Mr. McKinney was born in Lake Valley, NM but was a resident of Grant County. He was a member of the Protestant Church and of the Spit and Whittle Club of Kingston. Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Rosie McKinney of Silver City; one daughter, Bessie Lee Rust of Deming; one son, Thomas Lee McKinney of Silver City; one sister, Alice Hall of Caballo Lake, NM; one brother, Bill McKinney of Organ, NM; and two grandchildren, Linda Ferguson of Albuquerque, NM and Henry Rust of Deming, NM. Graveside funeral services were at Lake Valley Cemetery in Lake Valley, NM, with Rev. Jim Woods of Hatch, NM officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Roy Scheonradt, Lefty Wilken, Earl Dollarhide, Red Hughes, Bill Russel and Lonnie Rubio. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Lathum, Henry Rust, Raymond Stirman and Noel Castle. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

McKINNEY: Ruth McKinney, 83, died Wednesday at University Terrace Good Samaritan nursing home in Las Cruces. Born in Edna, Texas Nov 20, 1897, she was raised in Deming and married J. Clark McKinney in 1923. He preceded her in death in 1981. Mrs. McKinney taught school over 35 years, the last 25 as art supervisor and teacher in the Silver City Public School system. She was a member of the Black Range Artists Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, National Retired Teachers Association, P.E.O. Sisterhood and the First United Methodist Church of Las Cruces. After retiring in 1957, Mrs. McKinney pursued her hobby as an artist, painting water colors of the southwestern desert and mountains. She exhibited at county fairs, the Black Range Artists annual art show in Kingston, Ariz and had one-man exhibits in Silver City and Las Cruces. Memorial services were held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Cruces. Funeral services were Monday at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home in Silver City. The Rev. Winn Erdman officiated at both services. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City. Survivors include Mrs. McKinney’s twin daughters, Ruth M. Ford, Las Cruces and Francis M Brown, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; a sister, Ethel M. Cray, Deming; her brothers Lawrence A Measday, Deming, and George Measday, and Walter Measday, Sedona Ariz.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In lieu al flowers, the family suggests donations to memorial funds of the First United Presbyterian Church or University Good Samaritan Nursing Home Village of Las Cruces, to United Methodist Church of Silver City or the Arthritis Foundation, Arrangements by Graham Mortuary of Las Cruces.

MCKINNEY: William E. McKinney, rancher, was advised the past week of the death of his brother, Joe McKinney, 93, at his home in Chanute, Kan. He was a retired farmer and had owned farms in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and in Kansas. The deceased was the oldest member of the McKinney family.

McKINNEY: William E. McKinney, 95, died Jan. 14 in Silver City. McKinney was born July 5, 1886 in Rogers, Mo., the son of Isaiah and Amanda McKinney. He had resided in Grant County for most of his life as a rancher and a barber with the White Palace Barber Shop before retiring in 1953. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Central, Magdalena Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason with the Scottish Rite of Las Cruces, a Knight Templar, York Rite in the Deming Commandery, and a member of the Ballut-Abyad Shrine Temple. McKinney was also associated with the Farm bureau and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. He is survived by his wife, Edna Virginia Bush of Ottumwa, Iowa; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held Jan. 16 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. F.M. Roundtree of the First Baptist Church of Central officiating. Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Masons. Serving as pallbearers were Bill McMillen, Fred Gay, R.L. Chandler, Raymond Dowding, Larry Gibbs and Ed. Wheat. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Tannahill and Hubert O. Robertson. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McKINNIE: Minnie McKinnie, 98, died Monday in a local nursing home. Mrs. McKinnie was born in Clinton, La., and was a resident of Grant County since 1935, where she was a member of the Baptist Church of Silver City. She was a Red Cross nurse during World War I, and was a nurse at Ft. Bayard Veterans Hospital from 1935 until1947. With her husband, Louis J. McKinnie, she was active in the Silver City Elks Club. Mrs. McKinnie is survived by a brother, Albert J. Floyd of Ozark, Ark., three nieces, Elizabeth O'Brian and Kathryne O'Brian, both of Morgan City, La., Ruth O'Brian of New Orleans, and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1949. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Pastor Michael F. West of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Douglas E. Bibles, George Gaylord, Al Britton, Robert Gillespie, Wally Helm and C.R. Livermore.

McKNIGHT: Funeral services for John Forrest McKnight, a former Silver City resident, have been set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Midland, Texas, with the Rev. Fred Nawarska of St. Ann's Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. A prayer service and rosary were scheduled for tonight at 7. Mr. McKnight died Sunday in a hospital in New Orleans, La. He was born May 12, 1938, in Miami, Okla. As a young child, he moved with his family to Washington, D.C., where he was reared and attended school. He graduated from Bethesda- Chevy Chase High School in 1955, and graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1960. Mr. McKnight received his master's degree in geology from the University of Texas in 1963 and received a doctorate in geology in 1968. He went to work with AMAX in Denver and then, in 1968, went to work in Denver for Exxon as a geological associate. He had been employed by Exxon for the past 22 years. During that time, he lived in various cities, including Tucson, Ariz., Silver City, Reno, Nev., and New Orleans. While working in Silver City, he discovered the Pinos Altos copper ore body for Exxon. Mr. McKnight was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Joan Tom McKnight of New Orleans; two sons, James Charles McKnight of Austin, Texas, and Forrest Edwin McKnight, stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy; two daughters, Marylee McKnight of McAllen, Texas, and Carolyn McKnight of Austin; his father, Edwin Thor McKnight of Washington, D.C.; his mother-in-law, Rosalie Tom of Midland, Texas; two brothers, Lee Graves McKnight of Morristown, N.J., and Stephan W. McKnight of Boston; a sister, Ann Bent of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association.

McLARTY: Charlotte Ann McLarty, 61, died Sunday morning at her home in Bayard. She had been a resident of Grant County for 17 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Central and Women’s Aglow. She is survived by her husband Max of Bayard; four daughters, Ann Ramirez of El Paso, Catherine Cooper of Nashville Tenn., Susan Crawford of Amber, Okla, and Janet Cameron of Carlsbad; three sons, Mike McLarty of Bayard, Jim McLarty of Perryton TX and Bill McLarty of Fort Hood TX; one brother William skinner of Covina, CA; and 13 grandchildren. There will be a visitation at Wheeler Funeral chapel from 5-7 this evening. Funeral services will be at the Wheeler home at 10am Wednesday with Francis Roundtree officiating and Lawrence Churchill presenting the eulogy. Internment will follow at fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Sid Strain, Ronnie Wofford, Tony Pruitt, Bill McLarty, John Fordham, and R L Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred Giron, Frank Madlock, Larry Thompson, and bill Williams. Arrangements by Wheeler.

McLARTY: Max Leroy McLarty, 70, of Canyon, Texas, died Tuesday. Services were held Thursday afternoon. Burial will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Monday. He had been a resident of Canyon since 1989. He was the manager of a cable television business. Mr. McLarty served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Cas McLarty, in 1985, and a sister, Billie Tout. Survivors include three sons, John McLarty and Mike McLarty, both of Canyon, and Jim McLarty of Albuquerque; two daughters, Susan Crofford of Amber, Okla., and Janet Cameron of Carlsbad; two stepdaughters, Kathy Hyde of California and Ann Ramirez of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Donna Laubhan of Follett, Texas; a brother, James McLarty of Cameron, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

McLAUGHLIN: McLaughlin: J. Frank McLaughlin, 82, a former resident of "old" Tyrone, died Aug. 21 in San Diego. Mr. McLaughlin died as a result of a fall at his home. He was a 1928 graduate of Teachers College High School in Silver City. Mr. McLaughlin is survived by his wife, Angela, a daughter, Jane Foster, and two grandsons, Scott and Brian Foster.

McLAUGHLIN: James H. McLaughlin Jr., 75, a resident of Silver City since 1952, passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. McLaughlin was affiliated with Val Verde Lodge No. 62 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Hatch Chapter No. 52, Order of the Eastern Star; Silver City Elks Lodge No. 4133; Las Cruces Scottish Rite Bodies; and the Transportation-Communication International Union. A railroad telegrapher and station agent with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, he retired after 42 years of service. Mr. McLaughlin is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two daughters and their husbands, Paula and Harry Stahl of Tucson, Ariz., and Betty and Donald Kindler of Albuquerque; two sons, James H. McLaughlin III of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Michael L. McLaughlin of Lubbock, Texas; a niece, Shirley A. Hamblen of Tucson; two brothers, Earl F. and Warren L. McLaughlin of Las Cruces; a sister, Mary M. McLaughlin of Panorama City, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. Cremation will take place. A memorial services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City is in charge of arrangements.

McLAUGHLIN: Lula May McLaughlin, 85, died Thursday evening in Fort Bayard. Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Flint Hills, Kan., and was a longtime resident of Hatch. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Hatch; was a member of Hatch Chapter No. 52, Order of Eastern Star; was a member of Unit 34 of the American Legion Auxiliary of Alamogordo; and was a “Gold Star Mother.” Mrs. McLaughlin is survived by one daughter, Mary M. McLaughlin of Van Nuys, Calif.; three sons, James H. McLaughlin and his wife Dorothy of Silver City, Earl F. McLaughlin and his wife Margaret of Las Cruces, and Warren L. McLaughlin of Las Cruces; eight grandchildren, Betty Lou Kindier and her husband Donald of Albuquerque, James McLaughlin III of Fort Walton Beach, Fla, Michael McLaughlin of Lubbock, Texas, Glenn McLaughlin, Paul McLaughlin, Scott McLaughlin and Ralph McLaughlin, all of Las Cruces, and Paula Stahl and her husband Harry of Henderson, Nev.; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 am Monday in the Grace Episcopal Church in Hatch with the Rev. Gerald Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories in Hatch with Hatch Chapter No. 52, Order of Eastern Star, conducting graveside services. Serving as pallbearers will be Glenn McLaughlin, Paul McLaughlin, James Brooke, Harry Stahl, Donald Kindler, and Dale Stahl. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

McLAUGHLIN: Mary Agee Carey McLaughlin, 86, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died April 25. She was born Mary Elizabeth Agee on Sept. 10, 1904, in Silver City, the daughter of pioneer parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Agee. She was buried in Graham, Texas, where she had resided for years as the wife of the late Russell Carey. She was active in her church and community organizations, and was an accomplished musician and artist. After living in Fort Worth, Texas, for a number of years, she moved to Wichita Falls in 1985 with her late husband, Lloyd McLaughlin. Survivors include a son, Russell Carey, Jr. of Graham; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Smith of Wichita Falls; a sister, Elinor Agee Virden of Bakersfield, Calif; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

McLAUGHLIN: Mrs. Mittie McLaughlin, former resident of Tyrone, and well known in Silver City, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. T. Z. Gilliand of Santa Fe. Mrs. McLaughlin was the wife of W. B. McLaughlin who died in 1927. Mr. McLaughlin was with the railroad for several years stationed at Tyrone. She is survived by another daughter Mrs. E Dotson of Canicas Mexico; a son J F McLaughlin.

McLEHANEY: James Dewey McLehaney, 87, die] Wednesday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Chalktown, Ark., on April 21, 1899 to Samuel Monroe and Josephine Bradford McLehaney. He was married to Dixie Cody on Aug. 27, 19~6. lie came to Santa Rita in 1924 and worked for Chino from 1925 until his retirement in 1967. For a member of years he worked with the Boy Scouts in Santa Rita. He and his wife moved to Central in 1966. He is survived by his wife, Dixie; two sons, James Dewey McLehaney Jr. and his wife Betty of Bakersfield, Ca., and Thomas Ray McLehaney and his wife Ann of Chesterfield, Va.; three grandsons, Curtis, Dusty and Brooke; a sisters Clara Shetley of Clinton, Ark.; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Schultz of the Valley Community church and F.M. Roundtree of the First Baptist Church of Central officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Frazier, Ronnie Wofford, John Rader, Tim Rader, Abe Rivera and William farer. Honorary pallbearers are Cecil Emery, Manuel Gutierrez, Frank Madlock, Curtis Raymer and William Farrett. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the New Mexico Boy’s Ranch, Belen. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.

McMAHAN: Clifford B. McMahan, 80, of Weatherford, Texas, died Sunday afternoon. He was born Sept. 3, 1913, in Alma, N.M. He was a lifelong resident of New Mexico until he moved to Parker County seven months ago. He was a retired mechanic, having worked for Lively Equipment in Albuquerque for 25 years. Mr. McMahan served with the Merchant Marines during World War II and was a 35-year member of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse, serving as a past chief of that group. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy McMahan, in 1976. Survivors include his wife Gwen McMahan of Weatherford; two daughters, Dawn Crnkovic of Weatherford and Sandy Jones of Springton, Texas; a son, Frank McMahan of Weatherford; and nine grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford with the Rev. Bob Harper officiating. Interment will follow in East Greenwood Cemetery. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

McMAHAN: Hugh K. McMahan, 47, of Arenas Valley, in ill health the past year, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. McMahan was well known in the teaching profession and had held ranching interests in Catron County. He was a native of Alma and attended schools in Alma and Reserve. He held a BS degree and master’s degree from Western New Mexico University and had done additional work at Highland University at Las Vegas. McMahan had taught at Alma and Reserve and for the Cobre Consolidated School System. He was a former treasurer of Catron County; a former manager of Los Olmos Lodge at Glenwood; and was also recent owner of the Whitewater Mesa Cattle Ranch. He was a member of Silver City Lodge No. 8 AF&AM and was also a charter member of the Grant County Pilots Association. The association recently set up the Grant County Pilots Association scholarship fund which was named for McMahan and his wife Mable. Survivors of the deceased are his widow; two brothers, Floyd of Apache Creek and Clifford of Albuquerque, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Balke of Reserve. Members of the Silver City Masonic Lodge will conduct the funeral service at the Curtis Mortuary at 2 p.m. Thursday, and the graveside service following in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the lodge.

McMASTER: Mary D. McMaster, 82, a resident of Silver City, died at her home Monday morning. She was born July 20, 1905 in Avoca, Iowa, and was a retired schoolteacher. She taught for 41 years in Nevada schools and moved to Silver City in 1982 from Ely, Nev. She was a communicant of the St. Francis Newman Center. Calling hours began at 2 this afternoon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels and the rosary service will be there at 7 this evening. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 in the St. Francis Newman Center. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate and interment will take place in the Ely Cemetery in Ely. She is survived by a son, Jack P. Barney of Silver City; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husbands, Lafel Barney in 1943 and Jose McMaster in 1964; a son, Thomas Lafel Barney in 1965; and a grandson, Thomas R. Barney in 1973. Casket bearers will be Luciano Trujillo, Lee Lucero, Andy Perkins, Benito and Steven Maes, and Ernest Leftault. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the heart or cancer associations. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

McMENOMY: Charles Taylor McMenomy, 80, a resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn McMenomy of Silver City; a son, Bruce McMenomy of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Betty Gold of Freemont, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Mary, David and Sarah McMenomy, all of Los Angeles. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. J. Gordon Smith officiating the service. Military honors will be conducted by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

McMENOMY: Kathryn McMenomy (nee Kathryn Elizabeth Stepp) passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sarles, N.D. on Feb. 26, 1916 and was raised primarily in Southam, N.D. She subsequently lived in Grand Forks, N.D. and San Francisco and Alhambra, Calif. She moved with her husband to Silver City in 1979 and had resided here since. She was the eldest of eleven children of Albert Stepp and his wife, Anna Bowman Stepp. Six sisters and three brothers survive, including Robert Stepp, whom with his wife, Neva, is a resident of Silver City. She married Charles Taylor McMenomy of San Francisco in 1950. They had one son, Bruce Alan McMenomy, Ph.D. in 1954 and three grandchildren, Mary (1977), David (1982) and Sarah McMenomy (1985). She was widowed in 1989. A graveside service will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Keene officiating. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

McMILLEN: Elmo D. McMillen, 74, one of Grant County's prominent and respected ranchers, passed away Saturday afternoon at the family home, 609 Black St., following a long illness. His death recalled the founding of the extensive ranch properties in 1876, by his father, Daniel C. McMillen, first at Mule Creek and later the AT Cross Ranch in the Mangus Valley and the addition of the original homestead. After the death of the elder McMillen, his ranch holding passed to his two sons, Elmo and John T. McMillen, and have been continuously and successfully operated by succeeding generations of the McMillen family for 82 years, setting a record in ranching and livestock raising in Southwest New Mexico. Mr. McMillen was born in Silver City Aug. 17, 1884, the son of Daniel C. McMillen and Mary Jane Howie McMillen. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Harris McMillen; two children, Elmo D. McMillen, Jr., and Mary McMillen Salars; a brother, John T. McMillen; three grandchildren, Dan McMillen, Eva McMillen Salars and Darlene McMillen, and two cousins, J.J. McMillen, Clifton Ariz. and Herman Uhli, Silver City. During his lifetime as a rancher, Mr. McMillen was one of the charter members of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Assn. and served as a member of its Executive Board. He held life memberships in Silver City Lodge No 8, A. F. & A. M.; and the Elks Lodge. He also was a member of Baullut- Abayad Temple of the Shrine, Albuquerque, and Eastern Star Chapter No. 3. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Silver City Masonic Lodge conducting ritualistic rites. Burial took place in the family plot in the Masonic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Marvin Glenn, Bartley B. McDonald, Sherwood Culberson, Frank Parrish, Maurice Conner, Randolph Franks. Honorary pallbearers were William McKinney, Frank Light, Leo Schiff, Albert Wilmeth, W.A. Welsh, Robert Royall, Robert Jackson Sr. and Dr. N.D. Frazin.

McMILLEN: John D McMillen retired funeral director of Clifton AZ died Aug 23 at the age of 76 years. He was born April 3, 1888 in Silver City. Mr. McMillen established and operated the McMillen Funeral home in Clifton from 1937 until his retirement in July of 1958. Before that he has been associated with the Cox & Pollock mortuary, Silver city; the Peak & Hagedon Funeral Home, El Paso, TX, and the Parker Arizona mortuary of Tucson. He had been an embalmer and funeral director for 56 years, holding licenses in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. During WW I Mr. McMillen served as a First Lieutenant in the 128 M G Bttn. in the U S Infantry from April 1917 to May 1919 serving in France. He was active in civic affairs and was instrumental in getting an airport built in Clifton. Surviving are his wife Carolyn, two daughters, Helen Craig of La Mesa CA and Margaret Stickles of Oceanside CA and a son John R of Las Vegas Nev., and four grandchildren. Private funeral services were held in Clifton and burial was in the Arlington National cemetery.

McMILLEN: Mrs. John T. McMillen, one of the best-known and most active women in civic affairs in Grant County, died Monday afternoon in Hillcrest Hospital. She had been ill for several weeks. Lucy Oieda McCauley McMillen was born in 1903 at Hiram, Ark., and moved to New Mexico in 1904 with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCauley. The family lived at Riverside, and then at Leopold in the Burro Mountains before moving to the Gila Valley. She went to school in Leopold until 1915, then at the Mangus, before attending the Normal School in Silver City as a member of the class of 1921. She married John T. McMillen on January 26, 1924. After graduation she taught several years at Mangus, Central, Silver City and Cliff and attended Western New Mexico University, then called Normal School. Very active in civic and community affairs she had been a member of the Board of Regents of Western New Mexico University for the last two terms. In 1965 she was selected New Mexico Mother of the Year. Mrs. McMillen was a member of the Episcopal Church. She has been active in Extension Club, Eastern Star, Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls, Martha Guild; Daughters of the American Revolution and helped her husband with Boy Scouting. Surviving family members are her husband, John McMillen; children, Mrs. E. R. Hair of Cincinnati, Mrs. Clyde Lutkin of Prince Albert, Canada; Mrs. Rod Frary of Clovis, Roger McMillen of Mangus and J. T., living at home, and 12 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Jim Norris of Cliff and brothers, Tom McCauley, Halpin McCauley and Dale McCauley of Cliff and Fate McCauley of Arenas Valley. The funeral will be at Curtis Mortuary at 11 A. M. Thursday with burial in the Masonic cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Lucy McMillen Scholarship Fund at Western New Mexico University.

McMillen: John T. McMillen, member of a well known ranching family in this--------

McMINN: Brenda I. McMinn, 39, a resident of Silver City, passed away Saturday at her home following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 20, 1956, the daughter of Joe and Dolores Jaquesin Douglas, Ariz. She was a laboratory technician and had lived in Silver City for the past year. She is survived by her husband, Brian McMinn of the family home; her parents, Joe and Dolores Jaquesin of St. David, Ariz.; a son, Aaron Wisniewski of Silver City; two daughters, Jennieve and Angela Wisniewski, both of Silver City; three sisters, Ester Torres and her husband, Adam, of Tucson, Ariz., Belinda Targe and her husband, Ed, of Playas, and Elsa Thompson and her husband, Ernest, of Silver City; her parents-in-law, Robert and Dianne McMinn of Superior, Wis.; her brother-in-law Robert McMinn Jr., also of Superior; and her sister-in-law, Michelle Johnson, and her husband, Marvin, of Maple, Wis. A memorial service took place Sunday at The Living Word Family Church. No other local services arc scheduled. Cremation has taken place with Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory.

McMULLEN: Charlotte P. McMullen, 81, a longtime resident of Bayard, died Wednesday, July 7, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. She was born June 13, 1918, in Silver City. Mrs. McMullen retired from the Cobre Consolidated Schools, where she served as a cook supervisor. Cremation has taken place; a graveside memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors are a grandson, Kenneth W. Hensel, and wife, Kellee, of Phoenix; and two grandchildren, Logan Scott Hensel and Meghan Hope Hensel, also of Phoenix. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

McMULLEN: Outher Dale McMullen, 76, died Friday in Fort Bayard. Mr. McMullen had been a resident of New Mexico since l935 and was a retired heavy equipment operator at Santa Rita. He loved picnicking and fishing in the mountains. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Pitts McMullen of Bayard; three daughters, Linda McMullen Braucher of Harrisburg, Pa., Ellen McMullen Clevenger of Deming and Ruth McMullen Hensel of Phoenix, Ariz; one sister, Marie Reagen of Houston, Texas; one brother, Oran McMullen of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with burial to follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pastor Bill Miller will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Hershel Wofford, Dub Parker, Jim Helton, Frank Madlock, Paul Barris and Curly Burchfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box "B", Bayard, N.M. 88023. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

McMURDO: Juanita Pirilia McMurdo, four-year-old daughter of John and Juanita McMurdo, died March 10. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. McMurdo of Silver City; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Antonio A. Campos of Silver City; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. McMurdo of Little River, Kans. Other survivors include her god-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Martinez, Sr. of Central. Services were held March 13in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

McNAIR: Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Monday for Andrew. C. McNair, 65, Bayard, who died Friday at Fort Bayard hospital. Mr. McNair had lived in Grant County for 18years and was a retired employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors include his widow, Ivy, Bayard; three sons, C. B. McNair, Jackson Miss., A. D. McNair, Houston Tex, and the Rev. L. L McNair, Hooker, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Castilaw, Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Robert Mosley, Texarkana, Ark.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. George Bowler, Philadelphia, Miss.; Mrs. Hay Tyrone and Mrs. J W Peeples, Carthage, Miss. Rev. Claude Williams First Baptist Church of Silver City conducted the services with burial at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Stanford, Jesse Wysong, Calvin VanWorth, Harold Dunagan, Baxter Evatt and O. R Cothrun.

McNAIR: George "Pete" McNair, 54, died Wednesday in Silver City. Mr. McNair was born in Safford, Ariz., and had been a Silver City resident for many years. He was a member of Bent Lodge No. 42, AF& AM of Taos; Tyrone Lodge No. 52, AF&AM; the Las Cruces Scottish Rite; and the Ballut Abayad Temple of Shrine, Albuquerque. He served as a worthy patron of the Tyrone Order of the Easter Star No. 41; was the first president of the Grant County Shrine Club; was a past president of Silver City Scottish Rite Club; was a member of the New Mexico Mounted Patrol for 17 years; and was a mill shift foreman for Phelps Dodge Corp. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou McNair of Silver City; two daughters, Linda Darlene McNair of Omaha, Neb., and Phyllis Louise Clark and her husband, John H. Clark of Tucson, Ariz.; his mother Ruth Hunt of Duncan, Ariz.; and his mother-in-law, Lola Rex of Safford; one sister, Barbara Attaway and her husband, Alfred Attaway of Duncan; and three grand children, Etiza Lanae Clark, Linzie Noel Clark and Zachary Phillip Graham Clark, all of Tucson. Visitation will be held from 9 am until noon Saturday with funeral services to follow at 2 pm, both in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. David F. Goble will officiate together with the Tyrone Eastern Star Chapter No. 41. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery with services by the Tyrone Lodge No. 52. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Hodges, Homer Young, Bob Shelley, Gordon Gillpin, Levi Bradberry and Eddie Evatt. In lieu of flowers the requests donations be made to the Masonic Charities or to the Arizona Cancer Center. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

McNATT: Mrs. Ellen V. McNatt, 48 passed away Monday, May 9, in Albuquerque following an extended illness. Mrs. McNatt was a native of Bisbee. Ariz., and had resided in Grant County for the past eleven years where she was employed by Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. McNatt is survived by her husband, Roderick McNatt of Gila, a daughter, Miss Sherry Lynn McNatt of Los Lunas, three sons, Fred McNatt of Reno, Nev., Jim McNatt of Lebanon, Ore. and Allen McNatt of Silver City, four grandchildren and her father, Lawrence Smith, Sr., of Nogales. Ariz. Survivors also include her maternal grandmother. Mrs. Lila Foster of Bisbee, Ariz., a sister, Mrs. Sammie Howard of Douglas, Ariz., and two brothers, Lawrence Smith of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. and Fred Childers of Jamul, Calif. Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with C. C. Sullivan of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery.

McNAUGHTON: David D. McNaughton, 64, died Thursday in Silver City. Mr. McNaughton was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City, was a 1944 graduate of Michigan Technological University; was a member of the Association of Industrial Mining Engineers and the Lions Club of Bayard, and retired from Kennecott in 1983 as manager of technical services after 33 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy McNaughton of Bayard; three sons, Clark McNaughton of Cincinnati, Ohio, David McNaughton of Anchorage, Alaska, and Andrew McNaughton of Fort Lewis, Wash.; his mother, Penelope McNaughton of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Jane Koch of Dallas and Mary Welsh of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Clark H. McNaughton of Carlsbad; and two grandsons, Adam McNaughton and Michael McNaughton, both of Anchorage. Memorial services will be held at 3p.m. Monday in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Q. David Gipp officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd of Silver City. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

McNEELY: Mrs. J. R. Besse received word Tuesday afternoon of the death of her sister, Mrs. Edwin McNeely in Fort Worth, Tex. She had been critically ill for the past several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Besse were in Fort Worth recently to see her.

McNIDER: General Hanford (Jack) McNider, the Iowan who won more medals in World War I than any other man excepting Gen. John J. Pershing, died Saturday in a Sarasota, Fla. hospital of pulmonary edema. McNider was 78. His war record led to his election as National Commander of the American Legion in 1921. He served as Secretary of War from 1925 to 1928, and was Minister to Canada for two years. In 1932, McNider was nominated as the Republican choice for vice-president but lost to Charles Curtis. In 1940 he was Iowa’s favorite son candidate for president. McNider was one of the first to re-enter military service after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and was the first general officer in the Pacific theater to be wounded. The McNider family made their home at Mason City, Iowa, operating a modest farm, a landmark in the Corn State, to which came statesmen and presidents. He was at his winter home when he became ill and died at Sarasota, Florida, hospital.

McNUTT: Clifford McNutt, 65, of Denver, Colo. and formerly of Arrey, entered eternal life Wednesday at Porter Memorial Hospital in Denver. He was born Aug. 15, 1929 in Ysleta, Texas to Preston and Margaret Molina McNutt. Mr. McNutt was a farmer and had been a Denver resident the past 13 years. He and his wife owned and operated Valle Grande Products in Denver. Survivors include his loving wife, Leonora Williams McNutt of the family home; two daughters, Donna Johnson and her husband, Walt of San Diego, Calif. and Beverly Gutierrez and her husband, Joel of Denver; his mother, Margaret Collins of Las Cruces; and three brothers, William McNutt of Silver City and Jim and Eddie McNutt, both of Las Cruces. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Scott Johnson and Gabe, Amy and Richard Gutierrez, and many other family members and friends. Calling hours for Mr. McNutt will be held Sunday from 5-7 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels, as Cruces. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Church of Christ at the corner of Adams and Reed in Hatch, with Robert Graham, minister, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces.

McNUTT: Homer B. McNutt, 72, resident of Hanover, died Thursday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born Sept. 7, 1912 in Dryden, Texas, and lived in this area most of his life. He was an electrician and assayer with Sharon Steel Corp. His memberships included Santa Rita Lodge No. 44 A.F. & A.M. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge in Bayard. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 at Baca‘s Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Galen Wattezson, pastor of the First Christian Church will officiate and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with Deming Lodge No. 12 A.F.&A,M. conducting the graveside service. Survivors include four sons, Richard A., Gerald E. and Ricardo of Deming and Donald of Lordsburg; a daughter, Barbara Joan Dodson, Deming; a sister, Margie (Mrs. C.C.) Gray of Deming; eight grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Lee Bouton, Frankie Reed, Wayne Snyder, Ron Tharp, Doug Flail and Guy Dunnivan. Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

McNUTT: Iris M. McNutt, 54, of Hurley, suffered a fatal heart attack last Thursday evening, For the past 21 years, Mr. McNutt had been an employee of the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation in the carpenter shop at Hurley, Surviving the deceased are his widow, Mrs. Dorothy McNutt of Hurley; two daughters, Mary Ann McNutt of Hurley and Mrs. Iris Wilson of Las Cruces; and five sisters, Mrs. Pauline Spruill of Santa Rita, Mrs. Ruth Wells of El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Clay Young of Torrance, Calif., Mrs. Maud Morehead of San Gabriel.

McNUTT: Pink C. McNutt, of Arrey, N. M., a veteran of World War I, died Monday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was born at Llano, Texas, and had been a patient in the hospital for more than a year. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Vivian McNutt, of Fresno, Calif. Funeral services are pending at the Wheeler Mortuary in Deming.

McNUTT: Mrs. Ruth M. McNutt, 62, of Hanover, retired, who had taught in the Cobre School District for 22 years, died Friday at her home In Hanover. She had been a resident of Grant County 32 years Mrs. McNutt started her teaching career in 1927 at Tularosa. Survivors of the deceased include her husband, Homer McNutt of Hanover; three sisters, Miss Marie Minor of Titusville, Fla., Mrs. Floy Horn of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Gertrude Redding of Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, Paul’ Minor of Warrensburg, Mo., and Ralph Minor of Nob Nostor, Mo. A niece, Mrs. June Cartee, was also here from Titusville for the funeral services. The Rev. Keith Bonny, pastor of the Bayard Methodist Church, officiated at the funeral, which was held Monday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City. Interment followed in the Masonic cemetery. Pallbearers were Jud Dick, Leon Keys, Clifford Gray, Raymond Dowding, William Frazier and Thomas P. Foy.

McNUTT: Silas Lee McNutt formerly of Central, a retired Kennecott employee, died Saturday in Bakersfield, Ca. He was well known in the community. Survivors are his wife Mrs. Pearl McNutt, three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Alison Central; Mrs. Dewey Boze, Beaumont, Calif., and Mrs. Charles Borson, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and a son, Hal McNutt, Garden Grove, Calif., and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Baptist Church at Bayard, the Rev. George Newman conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Dub Parker, Rube Wofford, W.H. Hopkins, George Fahrlender, Jim Hilton and W. H. Adkins.

McNUTT:  Virginia Mae McNutt, 54, a resident of Hanover, died March 12 in Hillcrest General Hospital. She was born April 25 1927 in Crawfordsville, Ind. and had lived in this area for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Howard Close Post Veteran of Foreign Wars in Deming. Services were March 15 at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Beryl Swafford, Pastor of the United Pentecostal Church officiated. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Homer McNutt, Hanover; a son, Jerry Lavola of Texas; three brothers, Douglas Miller, New Brunsfels, Texas, Bernie Miller, New Castel, Wyo. and JR. Miller, Draper Utah; four sisters, Norma Grey, Ruston, La., Alice Hancock, Arcadia, La., Shirley Pendley, Silver City and Anna Henderson, Hale Center, Texas. The Wheeler Mortuary of Deming was in charge of the arrangements.

McNutt: Richard Alan McNutt, 53, a Deming resident, died Monday in Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. Visitation is today from 4-7 in Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. John Summers of Bethel Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. He was born May 8, 1936, and was a lifelong resident of Deming. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was an electrician. Survivors include his wife, Vada, of Deming; two brothers Gerald E. McNutt of Deming and Don McNutt of Silver City; his stepbrother, Ricardo McNutt of Deming; a sister, Joan Dodson of Deming; eight nieces; and a nephew. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

McPHERSON: Cordelia Frances McPherson, 89, of Lordsburg passed away Monday, Sept. 6, in Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. McPherson will lie in state from 1-4 p.m. today at Lordsburg Funeral Home. Funeral services will be con- ducted at 2 p.m. Friday, also at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rick Parker. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. McPherson was born Feb. 21, 1910, in El Paso, Texas. She was the daughter of John L. Augustine and Myrtle Smith Augustine. Mrs. McPherson married Horace K. "Mac" McPherson on Oct. 11, 1986, in Lordsburg. She is survived by her husband, Mac; a daughter, Barbara Hanft, and her husband, Phil, of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Gus Parker, and his wife, Pat, of Goodyear, Ariz.; grandchildren, Amanda Safe and her husband. Jerry, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., Debra Lehr and her husband, Austin, of Denver, Alvin Parker and his wife, Sherri, of Denver, and Stephen Parker and his wife, Cari, of Oregon; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. McPherson had served as president of the American Association of Retired Persons of Lordsburg, secretary of the senior citizens, and as worthy matron for Eastern Star. She was on Sen. Pete Domenici's Committee of Aging, and was listed in Who's Who among Women of America. Mr. and Mrs. McPherson were representatives at the National Republican Convention. Pallbearers for Mrs. McPherson's service will be Rex Kipp, Gary Corbel, Tom Anderson, Doug Hail, Sims Bowers and Stephen Montez. Honorary bearers for the service will be Sen. Pete Domenici, Congressman Joe Skeen, Victor Lazar, A.T. Reynolds, and all of her coffee-drink- ing buddies and all of her Lions Club friends. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge.

McPHERSON: Susan Mary McPherson, 20, a sophomore student at New Mexico Western College, was killed. The father and daughter were enroute to California where Miss McPherson planned to enroll at the University of Southern California to complete her education. She was a popular student at Western College and a leader in campus activities, where she was majoring in English, dramatics and journalism. Surviving Miss McPherson are her Mother, Mrs. Ruth McPherson; a sister, Joanne, Los Angles; grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Rhea, Hanover and three aunts, Mrs. Lloyd Smith and Mrs. James Whittemore, Silver City, and Mrs. Bernard Bush, Santa Rita and an Uncle, James Rhea, Hanover. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Cox Mortuary for Miss McPherson, conducted by the Rev. Charles S. Walker, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Interment was in the Silver City cemetery.

McPHERSON: William C. McPherson, 53, until two years ago was employed for some years in the electrical department of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation, at Santa Rita and was well known in the mining district. Surviving Mr. McPherson is a daughter, Joanne, Los Angeles; a brother, James L. McPherson, Riveria Springs, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Crooks, Minneapolis, Minn; Mrs. Gladys Rose, Santa Cruz, Calif. and Mrs. Lou Gammon, Hollywood, Calif. Funeral services for Mr. McPherson were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson of the Santa Rita Community church, officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery, with ritualistic graveside services conducted by Santa Rita A. F. & A. M. Lodge No. 44.

McQUOWN: Mrs. Ethel F. McQuown, a former long time resident of this community died in Newton, Kansas, August 21 where she had made her home with her daughter Mrs. Marjorie Beutler since Mr. McQuown’s death in 1968. Beside her daughter she is survived by two sons, Everett E McQuown of Studio Calif. and William. H. McQuown, of Houston, Tex., six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren ; two sisters, Miss Minnie Thompson and Mrs. Rebecca Morrison of Hutchinson, Kans. Graveside funeral services were held in the Masonic Cemetery at 2:30 Thursday with ----McClelland of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating. Tyrone Chapter No. 41, Order of the Eastern Star also had services. Curtis Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

McQUOWN: William I. McQuown, 83, a resident of this area for 22 years and a retired contractor, died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. An active member of the Masonic Lodge, he was a past master of the Marland, Okla., Lodge and a member of the Wichita, Kansas Lodge. Survivors include his widow, Ethel, Silver City; two sons, Everett, Los Angeles, and William H., Houston, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Beutler, Newton, Kan.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Irma Guthreu, Mrs. Minnie Parker, Mrs. Myrtle Moizan and Miss Leona McQuown, all of Newton. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Dan Loomis and Rev. James Wayne officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the Tyrone Masonic Lodge, No. 52, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles E. Crutcher, Ray Leon, Jr., Bernie Stern, Ernest Brown, Reginald Keene and R. J. McCoun.

McROBERTS: Henry McRoberts, 77, a brother of Mrs. Ben Chesley of Silver City, died in the hospital at Deming the past week. Funeral services were held in the Wheeler Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. J. B. Bunts, of the Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. A. B. Cavanaugh of Silver City. Burial took place in Mountain View cemetery, with graveside committal by the Odd Fellows Lodge.

McSHERRY: Grover C McSherry, 72, lifelong resident of Grant County, and widely known and successful orchards of the Mimbres River area, whose annual fruit crops found a ready market throughout the Southwest, died the past week in the Mimbres Memorial Hospital at Deming, after a long illness. His orchard produced the finest varieties and qualities of apples grown anywhere and won many prizes at state fairs and county fairs. Mr. McSherry was born October 1, 1892, in the Cook’s Peak area of Luna County, but came to Grant County with his parents when only eight months old and had lived on the Mimbres throughout his long and active life. For many years Mr. McSherry was active in the Grant County Farm and Livestock Bureau, served on the Grant County Board of Education and served as a deputy sheriff. He was a member of the Silver City Lodge of Elks, member of the Catholic Church and a veteran of World War I. In 1917 he was married at Dwyer to Miss Mary E. O’Conner, who survives him; four daughters, Miss Lena McSherry and Miss Kathleen McSherry, of Faywood; Mrs. Rose Graham of Lexington, Ky.; Miss Vera J. McSherry of White Sands; two sons, Grover C. McSherry of Deming and Regis McSherry, of Faywood; a sister, Mrs. Maude Taylor, of Riverside, Ill, and 14 grandchildren. Rosary services were held Thursday evening at the Mahoney Funeral Home in Deming. Funeral mass was said at 9:30 m. Friday in The Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial was in Mountain View cemetery.

McSHERRY: Xavier “Rob” McSherry, 28, of Bayard entered eternal rest Sunday at University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque. Calling hours will be from 4-6:30 Wednesday evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 6:30. Father Dan Porter will recite the rosary. The Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 in the morning in Faywood at the San Jose Catholic Church with Father Porter officiating. Interment will follow at the San Jose Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He was born in Deming on Jan. 25, 1969, to Regis and Vesta McSherry. He was raised on an apple orchard along the Mimbres River. He was the youngest of seven children. He grew up knowing the value of a dollar and the benefits of hard work. He had high ambitions and always achieved his goals. He attended 12 years of school and then joined the Navy. For six years, he served as an interior communications electrician. Mr. McSherry went up fast in his naval career. He was discharged in the fall of 1992. Within the same month, about two weeks after his discharge, he was hired at Phelps Dodge as an electrician. He was elated; another dream of his had come true. He started at the bottom and within a couple of years became the supervisor in the electric shop. It was an amazing accomplishment in an incredibly short amount of time. Mr. McSherry was the father of a beautiful little boy, Robert Allen “Robby” McSherry; he was Rob McSherry’s pride and joy. There was never a better father or person. From long walks in the river to tractor rides in the orchard, Robby was “Daddy’s Boy.” Mr. McSherry would have been married seven years Monday, June 9. He knew how to live. People gravitated toward him and in return he to them. He was a family man in every sense of the word. He new, unlike most, the meaning of the “unconditional love”. When he smiled, the world smiled with him. He took extremely good care of his entire family from the beginning until the end. He loved his job and the fact that he was part of such an incredible place like Phelps Dodge. He was never one for material things; although he had a passion for guns. He also loved to dance. They say angels walk among us. If that is true, Rob McSherry was one. Survivors include his wife, Peggy McSherry of Bayard; his son, Robert Allen “Robby” McSherry of Bayard; his mother and father, Regis and Vesta S. McSherry of Faywood; his brothers, Damian McSherry and wife, Lenora, of Lexington, S.C., and Grover McSherry and wife, Terry, of Puerto Rico; and his sisters, Gina Bassett and husband, Jim, of Ruidoso, Ruth Fox and husband, Kevin, of Silver City, and Rochelle Johnson and husband, Jerry, of Buffalo Gap, Texas. He was preceded in death by his sister, Renee Manning, in 1988. Contributions may be directed to the Burn Center at UNM. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral chapels.

McSPADDEN: Funeral services were held Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Bayard for Mrs. Lottie McSpadden, 72, Bayard, who died Wednesday in an El Paso rest Home. Rev. John Redman officiated at the service, with interment in Memory Lane Cemetery Silver City, under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary. A resident of Bayard for more than 20 years, Mrs. McSpadden operated the Toggery Dress Shop. She was a member of the Bayard Baptist Church, Rebekah Lodge, a member of the Grant County Sheriffs Posse, Lioness Club, Bayard Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of the Bayard civic organization. Survivors include one son, Melvin L Hartley, El Paso; a daughter, Mrs. Sheila Ann Wells, Farmington, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

McTAVISH: John D McTavish, 67, a pioneer of Mogollon died Sept 1 at Alamogordo. He was a pioneer of Socorro county and well known throughout southern New Mexico. Surviving are a sister, a brother, and two sons. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Magdalena with Masonic ritualistic rites. Attending the funeral from Silver city was J D Fraser, a cousin.

McVANNAN: Funeral services for Mary Ann McVannan, lifelong resident of this area, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Rev. David Holt, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd of Silver City, officiated. Burial was in the city cemetery in the family plot. Born Aug. 21, 1864 in Darlington, England, Mrs. McVannan was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Graham. While a small child she immigrated with her parents to this country and came to Silver City in 1884 where her father sought relief from ill health. She was married here and her husband, the late E.F. McVannan, a Separ area rancher, died in1916. With the exception of a short residence in California, Mrs. McVannan made her home in Separ and in Silver City. Her death came suddenly. Apparently in good health had eaten her evening meal on Tuesday of last week and was talking to friends when stricken. Here age at the time of death was 86. Survivors are a son, J.S. McVannan of Lordsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Murray of Santa Fe; a niece, Mrs. Carrie Bounds and nephew, Jack Robinson, both of Separ; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bearers for the funeral services were James Bounds, L.R. Jones, Richard Cureton, Edgar Cureton, Webster E. Brewer and John McMillen.

McVERISH: Joseph H McVerish, who was born in Canada on Nov 8, 1877, died yesterday afternoon at the Grant count hospital. He had been in ill health for about a month. Mr. McVerish came to Hurley in 1924 and was employed by the Kennecott copper Corp. as mill operator and foreman. He retained this position until his retirement in 1942. After retiring he made his home at a ranch near Clifton, AZ belonging to his friends MR and Mrs. John Gray who were in the Silver City this afternoon to make funeral arrangements. Although Mr. McVerish had no known survivors, he is remembered by many friends as a kindly and generous person who took special delight in making friends with children. He will be buried Monday morning at 10:30 in the Silver City cemetery where there will be a brief graveside ceremony Cox mortuary is in charge.

McVERISH: Last rites for Joseph H. McVerish, former Hurley resident and employee of Kennecott Copper Corp., were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock with a graveside service conducted at the Silver City cemetery place of interment. Bearers were Sam Stearman, Gilbert Yockey, Edward Schroll, J.C. Hill, John D. Gray and David W. Boise. The service was conducted by Albert Treadwell of the Assembly of God Church. Arrangements were by Cox Mortuary. Joseph McVerish was born in Canada on Nov. 8, 1877. He came to Hurley in 1924, working there until his retirement in 1942, during which time he became mill operator and foreman. After retirement he made his home on a ranch near Clifton, Ariz., the latter owned by his friends, Mr. and Mrs. John Gray. With no known survivors, it was Mr. and Mrs. Gray who provided for him during his illness of a month's duration and made the funeral arrangements. A highly respected employee of Kennecott, he was generally regarded as a kindly and generous man who loved children and was especially happy in making friends of them.

McWHIRT: A. F. Sheldon of Bayard has reported the death of Dr. Elton McWhirt, Feb. 11 in Tucson, Ariz, where funeral services were held. Dr. McWhirt was a retired radiologist, who served at Fort Bayard for approximately ten years, from about 1945 to 1955, when the facility was the Veterans Administration Hospital. Survivors of the deceased include his widow, Mrs. Maude McWhirt of Tucson, and three daughters.

McWHORTER: Stanley F. McWhorter, 44, a former Grant County resident, died Monday in Olympia, Wash., of a sudden illness. He was a commercial real estate developer. Mr. McWhorter was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the aircraft carrier Yorktown in the Vietnam era. He is survived by his wife, Jane McWhorter nee Maners, and two sons, Kenneth and Brandon McWhorter, all of Olympia; his mother, Georgia Garcia of Farmington; his father, Sam McWhorter of Van Horn, Texas; a brother; and two sisters. Memorial services will be held in Albuquerque in the near future.

McWILLIAMS: Alice Elizabeth McWilliams, 94, of Silver City, passed away Friday in Hacienda de Salud. She was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., to Robert and Ora Lee Hovey. She had been a resident of Silver City for 12-and-one-half years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Kearny, N.J., and was active in the Parish Aid Society. She is survived by two sons, Sheldon T. McWilliams of Silver City and Charles W. McWilliams of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday in the Curtis-Bright chapel with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MEAD: Ila Ray "Betty" Mead, 57, died Friday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mead was born Oct. 12, 1932, in Borger, Texas, to Homer and Loyce Hough Brewer. She was a housewife and devoted her entire life to her family and church. Calling hours will be tonight from 3-7 and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services are Tuesday afternoon at 2 in the Indian Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Radford Hutcheson of Las Cruces officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors are her husband, the Rev. D.J. Mead Sr. of Deming; two sons, D.J. Mead Jr. and Gerry Mead, both of Silver City; two daughters, Vicki Ryder of Phoenix and Sheri Hooten of Deming; a brother, Bill Brewer of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Christine Neely of Deming; 12 grandchildren, Mindy Mead of Las Cruces, Trae, Bear, and Dustin Mead of Silver City, Jack, Danny, Kati and Bobby Ryder of Phoenix, Gerry Mead Jr., Michelle and Steven Mead of Willows, Calif., and Jessica Hooten of Deming; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Doug Hall, Steve Topmiller, Ken Riddle, Dennis Theis, Carl Neudecker and David Robertson. Honorary bearers will be her grandsons, Trae, Bear, Dustin, Steven and Gerry Mead Jr., and Jack, Danny and Bobby Ryder. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to defer medical expenses, to American National Bank, in Mrs. Mead's memory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MEAD: Mrs. M.J. Rouse, of Hurley, received word Monday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Jean Mead, 63, at her home in Detroit, Mich. The deceased was a past president of the New Mexico Federation of Women's Clubs at Raton several years ago. Other survivors are her husband, Earl Mead, and a brother, R.N. Rouse, Raton. Funeral services and burial took place in Detroit.

MEANS: Funeral arrangements for Gene T. Adams Means are pending with the Ellis ------

MEANS: Funeral services were held here Monday for Mrs. Hester. Means, wife of Huling Means, preeminent Mule Creek ranchman, who died suddenly in San Antonio last Friday after a brief illness Mrs. Means, 65 years of age, was in San Antonio with her husband attending a stock show when she was stricken with an embolism and died in a short time. News of her passing was received here on Saturday and brought sorrow to hundreds of friends throughout the area where she was well known and highly respected. Hester Jaynes Means was born in Rockdale, Tex., July 10, 1885, the daughter of Solon and Florence Hubert Jaynes. Her early life was spent in Rockdale. She later became a teacher and at one time was a member of the faculty of the Rusk and Austin High Schools in El Paso. It was at that time she became acquainted with her husband, was married and the couple took up ranching near Van Horn, Tex. In 1919 Mr. and Mrs. purchased the H Bar Y Ranch near Mule Creek. Possessed of a keen interest in civic affairs and those of ranching, Mrs. Means was widely known throughout the southwest and traveled extensively with her husband. Her ranch home was often the scene of social events over which she presided with gracious hospitality. The funeral services were held in Silver city at 2pm at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev David E Holt, rector of the Church of the Good Shepard officiating. During the service at the chapel two hymns “Jesus Calls Us O’re” and “Jesus Savior Pilot Me” favorites of the deceased were sung by Mary Schadel. Internment was made in the Silver city Masonic cemetery. Bearers for the funeral were Calvin Rankin, Jack Hazelton, J B Falls, E S Kuykundall, R S Bowne and Noel Rankin. A tribute to the deceased was the profusion of floral offerings and the large attendance of friends at the burial service which included many from surrounding states in addition to those from all parts of New Mexico. Survivors are in addition to the husband, one son, Huling Means, Jr., of Estancia, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Kipp of New Orleans,; a sister, Mrs. Sue Beasley of Rockdale, Tex., and one granddaughter.

MEANS: John Z. Means, 51, died March 23 in Manitowoc, Wis., where he was an executive of the Weyerhaeuser Company, as resident manager. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam F. Means, long-time residents and ranchers of Grant County, partners in the Y 6 Hereford Ranch. He was born in Pecos Texas, and graduated from high school in El Paso and completed his education at the University of Arizona. The deceased had many activities; he was past international president of the Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.; member of Masonic bodies, the Tripoli Shriners, past president of Manitowoc Rotary Club and Elks Lodge and was affiliated with the Limpia Oil Royalties Co., of Midland, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Means; a son, two daughters and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Clift, Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. George C. Schale of Mule Creek and Silver City. Memorial services were held in Manitowoc, followed by funeral services in Rockford, IL, where burial took place.

MEANS: M. O. (Bugs) Means, 67, of Van Horn, Texas, a member of the pioneer West Texas Means family, died Aug. 13. He was the brother of Huling M Means of the H-Y Ranch in Grant County and Coley O. Means, rancher of Valentine, Texas. Funeral services were held in the First Christian Church at Marfa with burial in the cemetery there.

MEANS: Mrs. Sam F. Means died at her home in Dallas, Texas, on February 13, after a prolonged illness. She had lived in New Mexico at the Y-6 Ranch in the Mule Creek vicinity for a number of years, but had been a resident of Dallas for the past six years. Besides her husband, Mrs. Means is survived by a son, John Zach Means, of Manitowoc, Wis., a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Schale, of Mule Creek, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Clift, of New York City; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Mrs. K M. Powe, Jr., resides in Silver City. Funeral services were held in El Paso at 10 a.m. today.

MEASDAY: Mrs. Maggie Measday, 87, mother of Mrs. J Clark McKinney of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at Hillcrest Hospital. For the past several years she had made her home with her daughter here and had previously resided since 1907 in Deming. Surviving besides her daughter here are three sons, George and Lawrence Measday of Deming and Walter Measday, Washington. D. C., and daughters, Mrs. John Gray, Deming and Mrs. Margaret Hazelwood, Hillside, Ariz., and 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Mahoney Funeral Home in Deming, followed by burial In Mountain view Cemetery.

MECHEM: Friends in Silver City and Grant County mourn the death at Albuquerque last Friday of former Gov. Merritt C. Mechem, 75, member of the law firm of Mechem & Hannett. A leader in the Republican Party for many years, he served one term as governor 1921-23. A resident of the state since 1903, he held the offices of district attorney, district judge, member of the legislature and associate justice of the Territorial Supreme Court. Thereafter he was elected governor, one of few Republicans in the state to hold, this office, in which his record was one of unquestioned integrity and fidelity. Declining to run for a second term, Gov. Mechem opened a law office at Albuquerque, in association with Frank W Vellacott, Silver City attorney, the partnership being Mechem& Vellacott. After the death of Mr. Vellacott, he took in as a partner, A. T. Hannett. Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Eleanor Mechem, whom he married in 1910.

MEDAL: Mr. Merejildo A. Medal of Bayard died here Sunday. He had resided in Bayard for 23 years. He is survived by his widow, Mary of Bayard; two daughters, Mrs. Sally Young of Highland, Calif, Mrs. Alice Guzman of Riverside Calif; one son, Merejildo Jr. of South Gate Calif; and nine grandchildren. Sisters, Mrs. Gumecinda Chavez of Bayard, Mrs. Sarah Holguin, Central, Mrs. Connie Ruiz Central, Mrs. Mercedes Gonzales, Mexico; two brothers, Pete Medal El Paso and Juan Medal of Mexico. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Bright chapel Tuesday with mass in the Santa Clara Catholic church Wednesday. Internment followed in the Central cemetery Rev Fr Paul Ragazinskas officiated.

MEDEIROS: Walter Roger Medeiros, 69, of Silver City entered into rest Tuesday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1925 in Reno, Nev. He lived 45 years in Sonoma, Calif. and had been a Grant County resident for four years. Mr. Medeiros had been a car salesman for about the last 20 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and was an avid golfer. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two in Baca's Funeral Chapels with Mr. John Boyd presiding. Cremation will follow at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Medeiros of Silver City; four daughters, Robin de La Fuente and Francesca Dorsett of California, Monique MacDonald of Reno and Michelle Carney of New York; four brothers, Anthony, Heli, Frank and Earl Medeiros, all of California; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MEDIANO: Severiano Mediano, 68, a former resident of Santa Rita and retired Chino Mines employee, died Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif. Surviving are five sons and two daughters, and residents of Palm Springs. Funeral services have been tentatively set for Friday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel.

MEDIGOVICH: Steve Medigovich, father of Mrs. Eva Pecharich of Silver City, died the past week at Clarkdale, Ariz. Funeral services were held Saturday at Cottonwood, Ariz., where interment took place. Mr. and Mrs. Pecharich were in Clarksdale at the time of her father’s passing.

MEDINA: Arnold Marvin Medina, 33, longtime resident of Bayard, entered life eternal Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 16, 1960, to Arnold Medina and the late Esther (Rodriguez) Ferrell. He attended Cobre Schools in Bayard and was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Bayard. His favorite pastime was to watch the Dallas Cowboys. Visitation will begin at 4 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 tonight with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will be at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City. Survivors include his father, Arnold, and his wife, Viola, of Los Angeles; his stepfather, Joe Ferrell of Central, his daughter, Angela Salaiz of Silver City, his brothers, Mark Medina of Central, Andrew Barela of Bayard, Joe Ferrell III of Albuquerque, Bobby Holguin of Bayard, Dion Ferrell of Bayard, and Danny Ferrell of Bayard; his stepbrothers, Tony Miller of Ohio, David Miller of Austin, Texas, Greg Miller of Bayard and Rick Chacon of California; his sisters, Mary Alice Barragan of Central, Margie Ferrell of Bayard and Marie Alvarado of Central; and his stepsisters, Dorothy Grijalva of Mimbres, Ida Chacon of California, Gloria Balles of California and Cruzita Harris of California. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. His mother, Esther Rodriquez Ferrell, preceded him in death. Serving as pallbearers will be Blas Sepulveda, Chris De La Torre, Chris Torres, Michael Hernandez, Armando Chaires Jr. and Mateo Madrid Jr. Honorary bearers will be Leo Echiribal, Clemente Leyba, Tommy Ogas, Ray Misquez, Rito Medina, Ray Misquez Jr., Richard Ferrell, Christopher Medina, Aaron Medina, Joe Ferrell IV, Sammy Jaurequi, and all his close friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MEDINA: Arnold "Sonny" Medina, 59, a longtime resident of Los Angeles, entered life eternal Sunday, Dec.22, at his home. He was born Feb. 7, l937 to Rathona Ornelas Rochin in Solomon, Ariz. His favorite pastime was watching football and boxing. A memorial service will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg. Survivors include his wife, Viola Medina of Los Angeles; his daughter, Mary Alice Misquez, and her husband, Reynaldo, of Santa Clara; his sons, Mark Medina of Santa Clara and Andrew Barela of Bayard; four stepdaughters, Ida Chacon of California, Gloria Valles and her husband, Manuel, of California, Cruzita Harris and her husband, Michael, of California, and Dorothy Grijalva and her husband, Nick, of Mimbres; four stepsons, Rick Chacon of California, Tony Miller and his wife, Maiy, of Bayard, David Miller of Austin, Texas, and Greg Miller, also of Austin; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Erminia Madrid of Hurley, Mary Helen Gandara of Lordsburg Celia Sotelo of Safford, Ariz. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, Arnold Marvin Medina, and his mother, Ramona Ornelas Rochin. Cremation in Los Angeles was by Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuaries.

MEDINA: Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at the First Baptist Church in Bayard for Aurelio G Medina, 45, who was found dead at his residence in Central Sunday morning. A coroner’s jury found that he had died of natural causes. Mr. Medina was born in Santa Rita and had spent all his life in Grant County. He is survived by his wife; three sons Johnny, Moses and Benjamin; six daughters, Priscilla, Elizabeth. Lydia, Mary, Rachel and Nomie, all of Bayard; one brother Pete of Central, and two sisters, Mary G. Medina of Silver City and Mrs. Frank Hernandez of Central. Rev. A. L. Hinkston officiated at the services which were in charge of Cox Mortuary.

MEDINA: Bertha Medina, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 2 in San Gabriel, Calif. She born at Santa Rita to Juliana and Ventura Medina, and she was a member of the All Souls Church in Alhambra CA. She is survived by two sons, Manuel Chavez from Alhambra and John Chavez of San Gabriel , three sisters, Soledad Medina of Bayard, Ernestina Sepulveda of Placencia, CA and Elena Saudania from Mexico; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in California and Grant County. Services were held Alhambra Oct 1 at 30 p. in. with Mass Oct. 5 at l0:30 am, followed with internment at Resurrection cemetery in south San Gabriel.

MEDINA: Christopher Patrick Medina, 9 months, died September 26 in Silver City. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo G. Medina, a sister Angela Aguilera and a brother, Alfredo G. Medina, Jr., all of Animas. Rosary recitation was at 6 p.m. September 28 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Mass of the Angels was at 10 a.m. September 29 at St. Francis Newman Center with Rev. Fr. Manuel Marumba conducting both services. Burial followed in the Mesa Catholic Cemetery in Gila. Serving as pallbearers were Johnny Medina, Jr. and Jose Aguilera.

MEDINA: Edward P. Medina was born in Gila, NM on June 6, 1920. He served in the Armed Forces during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice H. Medina; four sons, Edward H. Medina, Jr., Raul Medina both of Las Cruces, NM, Adam Medina, of Silver City now serving in the United States Navy and Santos Medina of Silver City; five daughters, Mrs. Johnny Arroyo, Mrs. Jackie E. Gomez, Edna Medina, Brenda Medina, Virginia Medina all of Silver City; 12grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Ferrel of Central and Mrs. Marcelina Munoz of Silver City; two brothers Nacho Medina of Glenwood and Thomas Medina from Texas; and several nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation was Thursday at 7:30 at the Wheeler Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the St. Vincent Church with Father Francis Virone officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Medina, Sr., Johnny Medina, Jr., Alex Ferrell, Bobbie Lucero, Danny Medina and Freddie Bencomo. Honorary pallbearers were: Joe Ferrell and Joe Altamirano. Services by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MEDINA: Ernesto Gallegos Medina, 67, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered eternal life Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center Las Cruces. He was born in Hurley on May 11, 1928 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Medina was a member of the Catholic Church.. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Alvarez Medina of Las Cruces, five sons, Manuel, Rube and Rudy Medina, all of La Cruces Ernesto Medina Jr. of Silver City and Lorenzo Medina of Phoenix; six daughters, Ofilia Medina of Roswell, Ana and Esther Medina, both of Las Cruces Maria and Lupita Median, both of Silver City, and Teresa Kanclios of Tucson, Ariz; and one sister, Enriqueta Williams of Silver City. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Mark, Jasmine, Melissa and Lydia Medina, Keith Juarez, and Guadalupe and Mario Gonzales Jr., and two great grandchildren Mr. Medina will be reposing today from 2-4 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels, Las Cruces. The prayer vigil will be held at 7 tonight in St. Genevieve's Catholic Church, Las Cruces, with the Rev. Juan Moreno officiating. On Monday, calling hours will be held in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City beginning at 5 p.m., with the prayer vigil scheduled at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City with the Rev. Jon Alexander officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will lay to rest in the family plot. Serving as casket bearers will be Maurice Aragon, Trini Pacheco, Joe Ray Sr., and Rudy Medina.

MEDINA: Estevan Miguel Medina, infant son of Mary Lou Silva and Eloy H. Medina Jr., died Thursday afternoon in Gila Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Concluding services will follow in the family plot of the Hanover Cemetery. Survivors include his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eloy G. Medina Sr. of Bayard; his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Florentino Silva of Hurley; his paternal great-grandmother, Soledad G. Medina of Bayard; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Casket bearers will be David De La Torre and Bruce Carbajal. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MEDINA: Funeral services for Fedrico Medina 77, who died at his home here Thursday, were conducted from St. Vincent de Paul Church Tuesday morning with a funeral Mass. Burial was the same afternoon in the local Catholic cemetery, under the direction of Cox Mortuary. Mr. Medina is survived by his wife; four sons, Ignacio, Tommy, Martin and Edward, all of Silver City, and two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Ferrel of Central, and Mrs. Marcelino Munoz, a resident of Mexico.

MEDINA: Gabriel G Medina 50, a resident of Silver City died last Thursday. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel and burial was in the Silver City cemetery following mass held at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, by the Rev. Fr. James Milano. Survivors are two sons, Ernesto and. Henry; the deceased’s mother, Mrs. Otilia G. Medina; two brothers, Ernesto and Gilbert; two sisters, Mrs. Braulio Williams Jr., and Mrs. Mary Perez, all of Silver City.

MEDINA: Ignacio P. "Nacho" Medina, 87, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born in Gila on July 8, 1908, the son of Federico M. and Josefa P. Medina. At a very early age, he started his lifelong occupation of ranching to help provide for his family. He had a great love for the outdoors. He is survived by his sister, Marcelina Mulloz of Silver City, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beatrice M. Ferrel, and three brothers, Martin, Thomas and Ethvardo Medina. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 2p.m.at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnny Perez reciting the rosary at 7. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 10am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Family members will serve as casket bearers, Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MEDINA: Jesus O. Medina, 68, died at Hillcrest General Hospital Monday morning following a brief illness. Mr. Medina had lived in Bayard for the past 34 years and was a retired crusher operator for Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors include his wife. Julia of Bayard: five sons, Jose of Los Angeles, Calif, Jesus of Bayard, Mike of Bagdad, Ariz., Rumaldo and Larry of Bayard; six daughters. Mrs. Eugenia Rojas of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Rosa Sepulveda of Bayard, Mrs. Dominguez Chavez of Bagdad ,AZ, Mrs. Alice Pacheco of Agoura, Calif., Mrs. Carmen Ramirez of Silver city, and Mrs. Martha Aguilar of Los Angeles. Calif.:41 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: one sister, Mrs. Margarita Medina of Lu Cruces; and one brother, K. O. Medina of Central. Funeral services are pending at Curtis-Bright funeral Home.

MEDINA: Juliana Gonzales Medina, 72, life-long resident of Santa Rita, died this week at the Santa Rita hospital. Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Mike J. Garcia, Bayard; Mrs. Bonifacio Alvarado, Santa Rita; Mrs. Andres Sasdana, San Antonio, Tex.; Alberta Medina, Los Angeles; Solada Medina, Santa Rita; and, Cruz Medina, El Paso: Two brothers, one sister, 30 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements were made with Cox Mortuary. Mass was held at Santa Rita and interment was in the Santa Rita cemetery.

MEDINA: Leonard Kay Medina, 18, passed away Sunday, January 30, at Providence Memorial hospital in El Paso as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Leonard was a lifelong resident of Silver City, and was a student at Silver High school at the time of his death. He is survived by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Juan Medina of Silver City, one sister Miss Mary Helen Medina and his brothers, Johnny, Alfred, Armando, Jerry, Joseph and Rube Medina. Survivors also include s maternal grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gutierrez of Gila and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Guillerma Medina of Guadalupe, AZ. Rosary services for Leonard Ray Medina were recited Tuesday at Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Funeral Mass said Wednesday, February 2, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Mesa Catholic Cemetery with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Charlie Munoz, Chon Munoz, Anthony Casarez, Archie Quintana, Jerry Lewis and Henry Sanchez.

MEDINA: Mrs. Margarita Medina, 73, of Bayard, died the past week at Hillcrest Hospital. The Jehovah Witnesses conducted funeral services at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Burial took place in the Vanadium Cemetery. Born in Grant County, Mrs. Medina's survivors were 15 nieces and nephews.

MEDINA: Maria M. Medina, 59, a lifelong resident of Pinos Altos, entered eternal life Monday at the University of New Mexico Hospital ‘in Albuquerque. She was born to Elivoria and Eustaci Montoya on May 29, l93- in Arrey. She married Antonio Medina in 1969. Mrs. Medina was a member of Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving relatives include her husband Antonio Medina of Pino Altos; a son, Lorenzo Medina, also of Pinos Altos; daughter, Judith Medina o New York City; and two brothers, Eustucio Montoya and Ramon Montoya and his wife, Cecilia, of Silver City. Visitation will be from 3-7 pm Monday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The rosary will begin at 7 pm with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated today at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Pinos Altos Catholic Cemetery.

MEDINA: Martin P. Medina, 71, died here June 15 following a lingering illness, He was retired farmer and a life resident of this community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Guillerma Medina of Silver City; two sons, Juan of Silver City and Antonio of Pinos Altos; seven daughters, Mrs. Cruz Rivera. and Mrs. Rosa Martinez of Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Nieves Vasquez; Mrs. Maria Soto, Mrs. Martina Jaramillo, Mrs. Frances, Dominguez, all, of Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. Olivia Martinez of Silver City; 31 grandchildren; three brothers, Edward Medina, of Silver City, Ignacio Medina, Glenwood, and Tomas in Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Marcelina Munoz, Silver City and Mrs. Beatrice Ferrell of Central. Rosary was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Mass was in Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Saturday at 8 am with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery.

MEDINA: Mary M. Medina of Pinos Altos died Monday at University Hospital in Albuquerque. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MEDINA:  Otilia Gallegos Medina died Monday, Jan. 23, 1984 in Orange County, Calif. at the age of 88. Medina was born in Mexico, Sept.19, 1895. She is survived by two daughters, Henrietta Williams of Silver City and Mary Perez of Santa Fe Springs, Calif; two sons, Ernesto G. Medina of Silver City and Gilbert S. Medina of Yucca Valley, Calif; 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Jan. 30 and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Jan. 31 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Mon. A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Carlos Gallegos, Frank Salaiz, Louis Mitchell, Steve R. Aguirre Sr, Maurice Aragon and Rito Placencio. Honorary pallbearers were Rudy Medina, Lorenzo Medina, Richard Medina, Steve Medina, Billy Benavidez and Manuel Medina. Contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MEDINA: Pedro Medina, 77, of Bayard, died Wednesday in Hillcrest Hospital. He had lived in Grant County for over 50 years and was a retired employee of the U. S. Smelting, Refining & Mining Co.  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Marguerita Medina; brother, Tomas Medina, and a sister, Teresa Medina, Albuquerque. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Friday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites will be G. H. Hallmark, of the Church of Christ at Bayard. Burial will be in the Vanadium Cemetery.

MEDINA: Ray Martinez, 33, died Wednesday in Silver City. He was a communicant of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mr. Medina is survived by a daughter, Amber Nichol Chavez of Silver City; five brothers, Jimmy Martinez of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ralph Medina, Able Medina Jr., Edwardo Medina and Frank Medina all of Silver City; and 16 nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation will be held at7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Wheeler Funeral Home and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Vincent's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Monsignor A. James Milano will officiate at all services. Serving as pallbearers will be Cipriano Martinez Jr., Ronnie Martinez, Gilbert Saavedra, Rene Carbajal, Willie Sierra and Anthony Alviso. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Mendoza, Eddie Joe Martinez, Richard Martinez, Rudy Carbajal Jr. and Ray Abeyta. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MEDINA: Roberto G. Medina, former Bayard resident, passed away at his home in Albuquerque Friday morning. He was born May 13, 1952 in Silver City and was a member of the Catholic Church. He graduated from Cobre High School in 1970, served in the U.S. Navy for seven years and was a licensed practical nurse at the Montebello Nursing Home in Albuquerque. Calling hours will be today from 2-9 pm in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel and the rosary service will be there at 7:30 this evening. Mass of the Christian burial will be Thursday morning at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate and interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his mother, Soledad Medina of Bayard; five brothers, Lorenzo Medina of Hurley, Manuel and Steve Medina of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Frank and Eloy Medina of Bayard; four sisters, Lillian and Helen Medina of Bayard, Mary Montes of Lake View Terrace, Calif., and Annie Yduarte of Silver City; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death be a nephew, Ronald Joe Medina, in 1986. Casket bearers will be Eloy Medina Jr., Freddie Bournda Jr., Ernie Reyes, Pete Marquez Jr., Pay Yduarte and Willie Montes. Honorary bearers named are his brothers and his roommate, Chris Cirilo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MEDINA: Soledad G. Medina, 75, a resident of Bayard, entered life eternal Monday in Tucson, Ariz. She was born April 6, 1917, in Santa Rita. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and was a homemaker. Calling hours are from 3-9 p.m. today in Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include five sons, Lorenzo Medina and his wife, Rosa, of Hurley, Manuel Medina of Queen Creek, Ariz., Frank Medina and his wife, Charlotte, of Bayard, Steve Medina and his wife, Marian of Queen Creek, and Eloy Medina and his wife, Connie, of Bayard; four daughters, Lillian Medina of Bayard, Helen Medina of Las Cruces, Mary Montes and her husband, Willie of Lake View Terrace, Calif., and Annie Yduarte and her husband, Ray, of Patagonia, Ariz.; one sister, Elena Saldania of Donna, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Medina, one grandson, Ronnie Medina, and one great-grandchild, Steven Michael Medina. Casket bearers will be Rudy Alvarado, Ernie Reyes, Freddy Borunda Jr., Eloy Medina Jr., Billy Montes, Randy Medina, Darrin Medina, Casey Medina and Julian Medina. Honorary bearers will be all her remaining grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MEDINA: Sylvia Medina day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Medina passed away last Friday. Funeral services took place in the Central cemetery under the direction of Cox mortuary.

MEDRAN: Joe G. Medran, Jr., was fatally injured in a one car accident early S ------

MEDRAN: Joe R. Medran, 56, died Wednesday at his home in Silver City. He was born March 24, 1932, in Deming but had lived most of his life in Silver City. He had worked a short time for the Southern Pacific Railroad and had been an underground miner until his health forced him into early retirement. He was also a longtime member of the St. Francis Newman Center Parish. Calling hours are today from 3-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary services will be held this evening at 7:30 also at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Francis Newman Center in Silver City. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate at both services. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Alicia, and two daughters, Kathy Hunting and her husband, Dennis, of Silver City and Rosemary Sierra and her husband, Henry, of Las Cruces; his mother, Lupe Medran, of Silver City; three brothers, Eddie Medran of Denver, Co., Louie Medran of Tucson, Ariz., and Tony Medran of Silver City; two sisters, Anita Morones and Sally Sanchez, both of Silver City; two grandsons, Joseph Hunting and Anthony Sierra ; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death in 1976 by his son, Joe Medran Jr. Casket bearers will be Arturo Morones, Eddie Morones, Manuel Martinez, Fernando Martinez, Joe Rodriguez and Ray Corral. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MEDRANO: Angela A. Medrano, 90, died Friday at her home in Hurley. Mrs. Medrano was born in Casa Grandes, Mexico on Aug. 2, 1892, the daughter of Lucio and Nestora Avalos. She was a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. Survivors include her husband, Manuel Medrano of Hurley; four daughters, Celia Avalos of Pico Rivera, Calif., Ermelinda Bencomo of Danville, Ill., Nestora Bustamante of Shelden, Wash., and Teresa Barela of Hurley; one son, Larry Medrano, Grandchildren; 27 great grand children and two great great grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held at 7 p.m. Monday followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Tony Morones, Ignacio Carbajal, Arturo Ordonez, Lorenzo Medrano, Richard John Woods, Ernest Woods II. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MEDRANO: Funeral services for Fernando Medrano, 25, one of the four victims of the auto accident last Saturday night on Highway 260, were held in El Paso Tuesday. Medrano, riding with Ivan Johnson who was also, killed, was a foreman at the Peru Mining Co. He had held that Position for the past two years having coming here from El Paso which is his home. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Delrayo Medrano. Medrano was active here in Catholic Church activities and was serving, at the time of his death as finance secretary of the recently organized Knights of Columbus lodge in Grant County.

MEDRANO: Gilbert P. Medrano Sr., 61, died Thursday morning in Albuquerque. Mr. Medrano was horn in Gila and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a communicant of Saint Vincent’s de Paul Catholic Church. Mr. Medrano is survived by the mother of his children, Juliana Guerra of Silver City two daughters, Eva Lopez of Pojoaque, and Laurie Tow of Elephant Butte; three stepdaughters, Beatrice Valerio of Silver City, Lydia Estrada of Farmington, and Connie Christopher of Silver City; a Son, Gilbert Medrano Jr. of Silver City; two step sons, Frank Chacon of Deming and Manuel Chacon Jr. of Douglas, Ariz. ; four sisters, Hortencia Medrano of Gila, ; Juanita Maldonado of Silver City, Natalia Trujillo of Hurley, and Helen Monje of Yuma AZ; a brother Ramon Medrano of Colton CA; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7pm Tuesday at Wheeler Funeral home and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10am Wednesday at Saint Francis Newman Center, the Rev Dennis Ruanne officiating at both services. Burial will follow in the Catholic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jackie Lopez, Raul Maldonado, Pete Abeyta, Bill Wright, Gilbert Valerio, and Manuel Padilla. Honorary pallbearers will be Lab Treviso, Gilbert Acuna, Paul Cuevas, Emilio R -era, Lottie Montenegro, and Frank Torrez. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MEDRANO: Jose C. Medrano, 77, passed away at his residence here in Silver City Sep. 8 following an extended illness. Mr. Medrano was a native of Villa Ahumumada, Mexico and was a long time resident of Gila. He was retired from the State Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Santos; two sons, Ramon of Colton, Calif., and Gilbert of Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. Hortencia Maldonado of Gila, Mrs. Helen Monje of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Juanita Maldonado of Silver City, and Mrs. Natila Trujillo of Anthony, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Ogas of Silver City, and Mrs. Lupe Lopez of Bayard; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grand children. Rosary was said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Monday with the Funeral mass being recited at St. Vicente De Paul Catholic Church at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Interment followed in the Gila Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiating. Casket bearers were Vicente Romero, Manuel Maldonado, Guillermo Maldonado, Eusebio Abeyta, Benny Trujillo and Gilbert Medrano Jr.

MEDRANO: Manuel A. Medrano, 95, died April 30 at the Rivera Convalescent Hospital in Pico Rivera, Ca. Mr. Medrano was born Jan 2, 1889. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Celia Avalos of Pico Rivera, Ca, Erma Linda Bencomo of Danville, Ill., Terisa Barela of Hurley and Nestora Bustamante of Sheldon, Washington; one son, Laureano Medrano of El Paso, TX; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Mr. Medrano lie in state at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home May 4. Rosary recitation was held that same evening with the Mass of the Resurrection held May 5. Both services were in Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Father Benito Syen officiating. Interment followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Woods, Ernest Woods, Ignacio Carbajal, Manuel Medrano, Arturo Ordonez and Lance Medrano. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MEDRANO: Mrs. Petra Montoya Medrano, 87, a long time resident of Silver City died at her home on Feb 17. Rosary services were held at the Cox mortuary chapel with mass at St Vincent De Paul Catholic church. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

MEDRANO: Rosary services for Mrs. Santos P. Medrano, 76, who died Wednesday were said in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Sunday evening at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass was recited at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church Monday morning at 9:30. Interment followed in the Gila Catholic cemetery, with the Rev. James Milan officiating. Mrs. Medrano is survived by two sons, Ramon and Gilbert; four daughters, Mrs. Hortencia Maldonado, Mrs. Helen Monje, Mrs. Janita Maldonado, Mrs. Natalia Trujillo; a sister; one brother; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

MEIER: Mrs. Susan G. Meier, 90, died Saturday evening in Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Meier had been a resident of this community for the past 46 years: She is survived by her husband, R. Robert Meier of Hurley, one son R. Ben Meier of Silver City; three daughters, Mrs. Viola Allen of Mimbres, Mrs. Bonnie Sue Level, and Mrs. Emilie Lucas of Hurley: ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild. She is also survived by two brothers, Claude E. Davis of Fullerton, Calif. and Fred C. Davis of Buena Park Calif. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 2:30 at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with David Strain officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were Robert J. Bates, W.O. Willis, M.M. McGee, C.P. Hogeboom, Ted Schroeter,Jr., and Allen Wysong. Those wishing to contribute to the Cancer fund may do so through the funeral home.

MELBO: Irving R Melbo, 87, a former resident of Silver City, died March 31 in California. Mr. Melbo was dean emeritus of the University of Southern California School of education. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Western New Mexico University and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He served as a faculty member of Columbia University before becoming the fifth dean of the USC School of education in 1953. Mr. Melbo was a leading authority on school administration and conducted studies and research activities in the United States and abroad. During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve and after the war, was chosen by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to monitor training for all branches of the armed forces. He was born in Gully, Minn.

MELCHER:  Edmond H. Melcher, 70, resident of 1503 Bryant died at Sun Towers Hospital in El Paso. He was born September 4, 1913 in Lindsay, Neb. and was a retired tool and die designer. In 1970 he moved to Deming from Detroit, Michigan and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel Funeral Mass was at Holly Family Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Sullivan officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Melcher of the home; a daughter, Patricia Ann Melcher, Jackson, Miss; four brothers, Albert Melcher, William Melcher, Larry Melcher and Ben Melcher; four sisters, Catherine Soulliere, Eleanor Zinn, Mary Hoegerol and La Verna Maguire. Pallbearers were members of St. Joseph Council of the Knights of Columbus. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

MELENDRES: Mrs. Mary Geck Melendres wife of Pablo Melendres died Friday morning. Mrs. Melendres had been a resident of Silver City since 1901. Funeral services were held Sunday at the St Vincent De Paul Catholic church with the Rev John F Linnane officiating. The body had been at the Cox mortuary until Monday morning when burial was made at the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Melendres is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. James J Coutey of Washington D C and Mrs. Harry Kearns of Albuquerque; three sons, Levy of El Paso and William J of Los Angeles and Arthur of Albuquerque.

MELENDEZ: Amalia Melendez, 83, a resident of Fort Bayard, passed away this morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MELENDREZ: Alberto M Melendrez a resident of this county for 40 years, passed away Saturday afternoon at the family home on S Pinos Altos St. While he had been in poor health for several years, his death came as a shock to his family and circle of friends. Mr. Melendrez was born Nov. 22, 1872, at Dona Ana, N. M. In the early 1900s he, with his family, moved to the then new town of Tyrone. After a few years he came to Silver city and has resided here every since. Besides his widow, the former Lupe Barela, he is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Jack Gonzales; Mrs. Juanita Geck; Mrs. John Dees; and Mrs. Robert Duran, all of Los Angeles, Ca; Mrs. Anita Sanchez of Belen, N. M., Mrs. Arthur Ortega of Albuquerque, Mrs. Walter Anthony of Silver City; and four sons: Hubert, Levi, Adolph and Charles, all of Los Angeles Ca.. All were here for the final rites. The body lay in state in the Cox mortuary Monday afternoon and evening. Rosary was held at 8:00 Monday evening. Funeral services and mass were at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church at 9 am Tuesday, with the Rev. John P. Linane officiating. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery following church services.

Melendrez: Mrs. Carmen F. Melendrez, 99, died at her residence Sunday morning-----

MELENDREZ: Cessaria A Melendrez, 78, died Saturday at her residence in Arenas Valley. Mrs. Melendrez was born in Mogollon. She was a longtime resident of Grant County, where she was a communicant of Saint Vincent’s Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband Lucas Melendrez of Arenas Valley; one daughter Laura Flores of Silver City; two step-daughters Nina Altamirano and Nori Baca both of Silver City; five stepsons Daniel Melendrez, Mike Melendrez and Valentino Melendrez, all of Silver City; Ernesto Melendrez of Los Angeles, and Abel Melendrez of El Paso; two sisters, Louisa Aragon and Emilia Aragon, both of Silver City and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation and mass of the Resurrection were held Tuesday. Both services were held in the Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic church with Rev James A Milano officiating. Pallbearers were Valentino Melendrez, James Alderette, Michael Alderette, Frank Jaurequi, Robert Vargas, and Martin Flores. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral home.

MELENDREZ: David Macias Melendrez, 43, of Perris, Calif., died Monday near his home. He was born May 2, 1947, in Silver City and had been a resident of California for 25 years. He was a supervisor for a window manufacturing company and was a member of the Catholic Church. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. Monday in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Concluding services will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. George Reynolds will officiate. Survivors include his wife, Sofia Melendrez of Perris; his parents, Louis and Estella Melendrez of Silver City; three sons, David Melendrez Jr. of Perris, and David Muro Melendrez and Jeffrey Melendrez of Orange, Calif.; three daughters, Veronica and Michelle Melendrez of Orange, and Tanya Melendrez of Perris; a brother, Frank Melendrez of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Priscilla Morales of El Paso and Susie Medina of Silver City; his paternal grandmother, Miquella Melendrez of Silver City; four grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Casket bearers will be Rudy, Roland, Armando and Fidel Jacquez, and Russ and Alex Provencio. Honorary bearers will be Jeffrey Melendrez and Jackie Gomez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MELENDREZ: Dora D. Melendrez, 66, of Silver City passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1924, in Silver City to Ramon and Sadie (Salazar) Diaz. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, Valentino Melendrez; three daughters, Lenore Stanley of Las Cruces, Maxine Jaurequi and her husband, Frank, of Las Cruces, and Velma Vargas and her husband, Robert, of Silver City; two sons, Michael Alderette and his wife, Mary, of Silver City and Jimmy Alderette of Las Cruces; five brothers, Freddie Diaz of San Diego, Danny Diaz and Ramon Diaz Jr., both of Las Cruces, Louie Diaz of El Paso, Texas, and Reynaldo Diaz of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Lilly Robinson of San Diego; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Relatives and friends may call at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at l p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. George Reynolds will officiate. Burial will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Freddie Diaz, Danny Diaz, Ray Diaz, Louis Diaz, Michael Alderette and Jimmy Alderette. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MELENDREZ: Mrs. Emeteria S. Melendrez, 87, a life-long resident of Silver City passed away Thursday evening at 6 p.m., June 18. She was born March 3, 1894 and was the wife of the late Charles P. Melendrez. Survivors include two sons, Charles P. Melendrez of Hesparia, Calif., and Gilbert of Silver City; five daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Angie) Stapleton and Mrs. John (Helen) Ogas of Albuquerque, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Trujillo of T or C, Mrs. Henry (Cecilia) Marrufo of Lordsburg and Mrs. Ernest (Minnie) Anzures of Silver City; two brothers, Petronilo Sanchez of Silver City and Joe Sanchez of Tucson; 34 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Rosary services for Mrs. Melendrez were recited Sunday night at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 7:30. Mass was celebrated at 9:30 Monday morning by Monsignor Milano. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that if friends wish, donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church due to Mrs. Melendrez' great love for the church. Pallbearers were David Trujillo, John Stapleton, John Ogas, Charles Melendrez, Gary Marrufo, and Arthur Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Marrufo, John Ogas, Ernest Anzures, Frank Trujillo, Julio Jimenez, Edward Triviso, Ben Ornelas, Henry Mata, and Richard Sanchez. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MELENDREZ: Estella M. Melendrez, 65, of Silver City entered into rest Tuesday morning in her home. She was born April 20, 1929, in Deming and resided in Grant County for 48 years. She was an employee of Gila Regional Medical Center for the past 18 years. Calling hours are from 2-4 this afternoon at the Central Apostolic Church, where an evening prayer service will be held at 7. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2, also at the Central Apostolic Church, with the Rev. Andy Madrid officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Frankie Melendrez of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Priscilla Morales of El Paso and Susie Medina of Silver City; five brothers, Mariano Macias, Dan, Frank and Richard Mendoza, and Luis Gonzalez, all of Deming; four sisters, Emma Marquez of Bayard, Elvira Padilla of Las Cruces, Lily Vargas of Denver, CO, and Ramona Medina of Central; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, David and Jose Luis Melendrez, and a grandson, Frankie "Kiki" Melendrez Jr. Casket bearers will be Ross Provendo, Mark Garcia, Sam Delgado, Bill Hunt, Pete Morales and Luis Mendoza. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MELENDREZ: Frank Melendrez, 85, of a pioneer Silver City family, died at his home last Friday following a long illness. He was employed for many years by the Silver City public schools in its maintenance department, retiring some years ago.

MELENDREZ: Frankie Melendrez Jr., 18, a resident of El Paso, Texas, died in an automobile accident there Saturday. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Melendrez had recently graduated from Montwood High School, where he was an outstanding student and athlete. He joined the U.S. Air Force on the buddy system with his friend, Fernie Flores, who was also killed in the tragic accident. He is survived by his parents, Frankie and Maria Melendrez, two brothers, Daniel and Mario Melendrez, and a sister, Judy Melendrez, all of El Paso; and his grandparents, Louie and Estela Melendrez of Silver City, and Miguel Olivas of Chihuahua, Mexico. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MELENDREZ: Louisa Melendrez, 58, died Wednesday, November 15, at Hillcrest Hospital. Miss Melendrez was a lifelong resident of Silver City. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Petra Montes, North Hollywood, Calif., Mrs. Nemesia Escamilla, El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Josefa Lerma of Silver City, three brothers, Mike Melendrez of Castlebury, Fla.; Lucas Melendrez and Ysidro Melendrez, both of Silver City. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 in Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Reverend Father A. James Milano conducting both services. Burial followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Arciero, Nilo Sanchez, Alfredo Lucero, Adolfo Genera, Tony Escamilla and Chon Manzano

MELENDREZ: Lucas F. Melendrez, 91, of Silver City, died Tuesday. He had been a lifelong resident of Grant County and was one of the many pioneers who came to the Silver City area at the turn of the century. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors are two daughters, Nora Baca and Nina Altamirano, both of Silver City; five sons, Joe A. Melendrez of El Paso, Texas, Ernest Melendrez of Las Vegas, Nev., and Tino, Mike And Danny Melendrez, all of Silver City; three sisters, Petra Montes and Josefa Lerma, both of Silver City, and Nemesia Escamilla of El Paso; one brother, Mike Melendrez sr. of Silver City; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, followed by rosary recitation at 7:45 p.m., both in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at l0 a.m. Friday in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Officiating will be Monsignor A. James Milano. Pallbearers will be Ben Altamirano, Tony Baca, Ramon Montes, Joe Escamilla, Rito Olivas and Frank Montes. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Sanchez, David Manzano, Mike Melendrez Jr., Michael Gonzalez, James Melendrez, Benjamin Altamirano, Paul Altamirano, Fred Maestas and Chon Manzano. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MELENDREZ: Maria Dolores Melendrez died Dec. 15, in Hillcrest General Hospital------

MELENDREZ: Miquela R. Melendrez, 95, of Silver City died Monday, Sept. 20, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 5, 1904, in Las Cruces. She was a homemaker and was a communicant of St. Francis Newman Center Parish. The prayer vigil will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the Holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis Newman Center Parish with the Rev. Marcos 0. Reyna officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Nila Sifuentes of Silver City; seven grandchildren, Richard Sifuentes and his wife, Reina of Silver City, Ysidro Sifuentes and his wife. Elva of El Paso, Texas, Manuel Sifuentes and his wife, Margie, of Silver City, Rosa Sifuentes of Silver City, Priscilla Morales and her husband, Pete, of El Paso, Frankie Melendrez and his wife, Lola, of El Paso, and Susie Garcia and. her husband. Mark, of Silver City: and numerous great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ysidro Melendrez, on Jan. 21, 1986; a son, Louis R. Melendrez; and a grandson. David Melendrez. Casket hearers will he Johnny Sifuentes. Mickey Grado. Mickey Grado Jr., Max Flores. James Murillo and Modesto Onega Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MELENDREZ: Olivia Melendrez, 46, died in an Albuquerque Hospital Friday, Nov. 7. Rosary services were held at 7:30 Tuesday, Nov. 11, at St. Vincent’s. Mass of the Resurrection was held Wednesday, Nov.12 at 9:30, also at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Milano officiating at both services. Melendrez was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was employed by the Silver City Consolidated school system. She is survived by her husband Gilbert, three sons: Charles, a Marine L/CPL stationed at El Toro, Calif.; Gilbert; and Patrick, two daughters, Mrs. Julio "Evelyn" Jimenez, and Elizabeth; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mata; one brother Henry Joe Mata of Tyrone, four sisters, Louisa Escamilla from Roswell, Martha Quintana, Bertha Castillo and Hope Mata, her mother-in-law Mrs. E.S. Melendrez of Silver City and two grandchildren. "The life of Olivia will be remembered as one of complete and total commitment to God, family and her school children," said her daughters. "Her most joyful times in life were the moments that she shared and gave to others. Her greatest joy was giving. This was evident in all facets of her life. In her job as a teacher she showed concern in her daily dealings with her students, even if it took more time to get the job done. She believed in the quality of her service." Pallbearers were Roger Gutierrez, Wally Garcia, Jesse Montes, Louie Montes, Larry Montes, and Tony Trujillo. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Marrujo, Fidel Quintana, Sr., Ismael Jimenez, Julio Jimenez, Sr., John Ogas, and Juan Flores. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MELENDREZ: Pablo M. Melendrez, 78, long time resident of Grant County died here last Friday night at his home. He was born in Las Cruses Jan 9, 1870. Funeral services were held from the St. Vincent Catholic church Monday morning with the Rev. John P. Linane officiating. Internment was made in the Catholic cemetery, beside the remains of his wife who died back in July, 1947. Survivors Mr. Melendrez are two daughters, Mrs. Harry W. Kearns of Albuquerque and Mrs. James Conoly of Washington D.C. and three sons; Levy of El Paso, and William and Arthur of Albuquerque, all of whom were at the funeral. Pallbearers were Max Montoya, Sabino Montoya, Ben Ornelas, David Zapata, Abie Madrid, and F. Vigil of Socorro.

MELENDREZ: Ysidro F. Melendrez, 85, died Tuesday in Silver City. Mr. Melendrez was born in Mimbres and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a member of the St. Francis Newman Center. Mr. Melendrez is survived by his wife Miquela Rivera Melendez of Silver city; one daughter, Alila Sifuentes of Silver city; one son Louise Melendrez of Silver city; three sisters, Josepha Lerma of Silver City, Nemesia Escamilla of El Paso, Texas, and Petra Montes of North Hollywood, Calif.; two brothers, Lucas Melendrez and Mike Melendrez, both of Silver City; eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation will he held at 7 tonight in the Wheeler-Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 2 pm. Saturday in the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Tomas Perez officiating. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Sifuentes, Richard Sifuentes Jr., Ysidro Sifuentes, Micke Grado Jr. and Miguel Grado. Arrangements by Wheeler.

MELENUDO: Mike F. Melenudo, 79 of Mountain View, Calif., died Friday Aug. 12. He was born and raised in Silver City and was a retired construction company owner. He is survived by his wife, Altagracia "Grace" Melenudo of Mountain View; his children, Robert F. Melenudo of Sunnyvale, Calif., Mike S. Melenudo of Guerneville, Calif., Teresa Jason of Mountain View and Lourdes Piper of Grants Pass, Ore.; and a brother, Luciano Montes, a sister, Lucie Montes, both of Silver City, and another sister, Josephine Gomez of San Diego, Calif. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Services were held Tuesday in Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary in Mountain View. A funeral Mass followed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

MELLEN: Richard Harlow Mellen of Silver City died at Hillcrest General Hospital. He was born in Derry, N.M. in 1914. He is survived by his wife Janet. Funeral services for Mellen were July 31 in Harvord, N.Y. Local arrangements under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

MELLOR: After a six weeks illness, A Barker (Bun) Mellor, 50, died Sunday morning at the Watt Clinic and Hospital. He had resided in Grant county more than 30 years, coming from Philadelphia in 1922. He first made his home on the Diamond Bar ranch of Hugh L. Hodge and later moved to the Rodge X ranch on the East Fork of the Gila River. His ranch activities over many years included the Quarter circle ranch near Tyrone, the Burro Mountain Homestead and Bear Mountain Lodge. In 1926 and 1929 he made extended trips to Europe. Several years ago he was manager of a mountain lodge near Las Vegas. At the time of his death he was residing on a small ranch he owned north of Silver City. During the past year Mr. Mellor completed extensive landscaping of the Watts Clinic and Hospital which was an outstanding accomplishment. When taken ill he was employed by Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corp. at Santa Rita. Funeral services attended by members of the family were held Tuesday morning at the Cox Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. David E. Holt of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The body was taken to Albuquerque for cremation. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Cresanthy Keasy Mellor, Silver City; a son, Philip, serving In the U.S. Army Air Force at its Orlando, Fla., base; a daughter, Anita Diane Mellor, member of the U.S. Navy’s Woman’s Corps, based at Bainbridge, Maryland; sister, Mm. Caroline Mearns, Riverside, CA; a brother, Wharton Mellor, of Santa Barbara, CA; his mother Mrs. Amy Moorehead Mellor of Silver City and his father, A, Mellor, Philadelphia. The son, daughter and sister arrived here for the funeral and to be with their mother. Bun Mellor had a wide circle of friends who with his immediate family mourn his death.

MELTON: Agnes Melton, 78, of Hurley, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold ( Patti ) Loftus, of El Paso, Texas. Funeral services and burial were in El Paso.

MELTON: Crystal Diane Melton, 9-month-old infant daughter of Bernice Melton and Mike Farrar, was called to be an angel Monday, Oct. 5, at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona. A prayer service was held at Baca's Funeral Chapels Wednesday evening from 6 to 8. The funeral liturgy was conducted at 2 this afternoon at Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Hurley. She was laid to rest in the Hurley Cemetery. The Rev. John Jusseaume officiated at the services. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Bernice Melton and Mike Farrar of San Manuel, Ariz., brothers, Alex Bencomo and David Melton of the home; her sister, Sarah Melton, also of the home; maternal grandparents, Feliz and Nancy Bencomo of San Manuel; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Diane Farrar of San Manuel; maternal great-grandparents, Alejandra Bencomo of Silver City and Frank Ramos of Hurley; and paternal great-grandparents, Neil and Virginia Farrar of California. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles. Pallbearers were Feliz Bencomo, Alan Hedrick, Charlie Bencomo and Jackie Bencomo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MELTON: Joann Melton, 69, of Silver City passed away Saturday at her home. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MENA: Josephine M. Mena, 53, a resident of Silver City, entered into rest Friday at her home. She was born June 19. 1943. in Fierro to Jose D. and Ramona Madrid Sandoval. Mrs. Mena was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include three suns, Virgil Joseph Mena and his wife, Sonya, of Silver City, Steven Ramon Mena of Silver City, and Rueben Gabriel Mena of Phoenix; and a grandson, Steven Joseph Mena of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Mena, in 1988. Internment of cremains will take place Monday at 2 p.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels and Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium.

MENA: Joe R. Mena, 47, died suddenly this morning at his home in Silver City. Services are pending with Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MENARD: Mrs. Agnes C. Menard, 84, died at her home in Hurley July23. She had -----

MENARD:  Hugo Louis Menard, age 74, of Mimbres Valley, died March 6 in his residence. He was born November 7, 1907 in Minnesota, the son of Joel and Emma Caron Menard and resided in the Silver City area for the past five years. He is survived by his wife Ruth Menard of Mimbres; one brother, Virgil Bernard Menard of St. Paul, Minn.; and one nephew, Bob Menard of Los Angeles. Graveside services were held March 9 in Memory Lane Cemetery under the direction of Bob Menard. Arrangements were made by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MENARD: Death last Friday at Brownwood, Tex., claimed John A. Menard, for many years a rancher on the Mimbres river. He moved to Texas in 1951. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Cumby Menard, a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Steyskal, Hurley, and a son, John A. Menard, Jr. Funeral services were held Sunday at Brownwood where burial took place.

MENARD: Ruth Rhea Menard, 81, a resident of the Mimbres Valley, entered life eternal Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born July 11, 1911, in Deming, where her parents homesteaded from Iowa. She was an accountant and a homemaker. A memorial service will be held Sunday morning at 9:30 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Chaplain Dave Strain officiating. Survivors include a daughter, Joanne McPherson of Los Angeles; and a sister, Jean Busch of Bayard. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Eilene and Susan McPherson. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MENDEZ: Bonifacio M. Mendez, 55, resident of Central for 40 years and a retired Kennecott Chino Mines employee, died of a heart attack at his home last Saturday night. Rosary services were held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, Burial took place in the Central cemetery. Surviving are three sons, Henry, Central, Bonifacio, Jr., Silver City and Pete, Los Angeles and five daughters, Mrs. Josephine Kirker, Santa Rita; Mrs. Petra Aguilar, Albuquerque: Mrs. Nellie Gomez, Los Angeles; Mrs. Consuelo Sedillo, Sonora, Mexico.

MENDEZ: Death last Saturday summoned Mrs. Teresa Mendez, 47, of Central. She is survived by her husband, Bonifacio Mendez, six daughters and three sons. Rosary services were held Sunday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass at the Central Catholic Church Monday morning and burial in the Central cemetery.

MEDNO: Funeral mass was held Monday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Church for Rafael M. Mendo, 65, who died Saturday morning in Deming. He was a retired employee of the Kennecott Copper Corp. He is survived by his wife, Marianna; three sons, Mike and David of Silver City and Ernest of Safford; six daughters, Mrs. Helen Apodaca, Los Angeles: Mrs. Eva Montengo, Bayard; Mrs. Annie Quesada, Mrs. Camalita Marquez, Miss Sally Mendoza and Mrs. Alice Madrid, all of Silver City; two brothers, Cruz Mendoza ahd Rodrigo Mendoza; two sisters, Mrs. Francisca Rendez and Mrs. Lola Estrada, and 23 grandchildren. Rev. John Linnane officiated at the mass at 9 am and at the rosary services which were held Sunday evening at Cox Mortuary chapel. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at 4 p.m.

MENDOZA: Visitation for Amalia Q “Molly” Mendoza, 38, of Deming will be held between 4-7 today at Baca’s Funeral Chapel where the prayer vigil will begin at 7pm. Mass will be at 12pm Friday at St. Ann's Catholic church. Mendoza died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. She was a homemaker and member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming. Survivors include her father, Daniel Mendoza; son, Edward J Mendoza; brothers, Danny Mendoza, Michael Mendoza; sisters, Becky Leyba, Michelle Mendoza, Anna Mendoza, all of Deming.

MENDOZA: Andre O. Mendoza, 85, died Sunday at his born in Bayard. He had just recently retired, having for 52 years operated a barber shop, first in Santa Rita, then in Bayard. Surviving Mr. Mendoza are his widow, Mrs. Paula Mendoza of Bayard; four sons, Guadalupe of Miami, Fl,, Pete of Malga Calif., Ramon and Guillermo of Hanford, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Ava Lugo of Miami, Ariz., Mrs. Antonia Garcia of Sunny vale, Ca, and Miss Josefa Mendoza and Miss Maria Mendoza of Hanford; 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jesus Mendoza of Juarez, Mexico. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass was held in the Bayard Catholic Church and burial was in the Hurley Cemetery.

MENDOZA: Andrea M. Mendoza, 46, died Tuesday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Mendoza was born in Silver City and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Frank Mendoza of Ft. Bayard, three daughters, Yvonne Vedder of Grants, Debbie Lerma of Casper, Wyoming, Kimberly Mendoza of Ft. Bayard, a son, Frank Mendoza III of Leesville, Louisiana, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Marquez of Silver City, a sister Santiago Munoz of Whitewater, and four grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial will follow in Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are, Alfredo Mendoza, Edward Mendoza, George Acosta, Jimmy Munoz, Frank Montez and Nino Lopez. Honorary pallbearers are Luciano Montez and Richard Aguilar.

MENDOZA. Baltazar V. Mendoza, 83, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Friday at Horizon Southwest in Silver City. Mr. Mendoza was born April 19, 1914, to Lomas Mendoza and Teresa Vasquez Mendoza in El Porvenjr de Bachiniva, Chihuahua, Mexico. He moved to Grant County shortly after birth and lived in Silver City the rest of his life. Mr. Mendoza was a very talented man and had several Occupations in Silver City. He was mostly recognized as a miner for Kennecott Copper Corp. Mr. Mendoza is going to be sorely missed by all of his friends at Horizon Southwest and especially by his family. Mr. Mendoza is survived by four daughters, Esperanza Harti and her husband, Tom, of Bellflower, Calif., Theresa Torres of Norwalk, Calif., Priscilla Blea of Santa Fe, and Lupe Duane and her husband, David, of Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Socorro G. Trejo of Silver City; two nieces, Yolanda T. Duran and her husband, Alex Duran Jr., of Silver City, and Sylvia T. Escobar and her husband, Robert, of Bayard; two great-nephews; three great-nieces; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Mr. Mendoza was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Vasquez Garcia, in 1984. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The rosary will be recited at 7 following the visitation with Deacon Johnnie reciting. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Garvey officiating. Burial and committal service will follow the funeral Mass at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Mark Blea, Tracy B--, Christopher Duarte, Matthew Duarte, Teresa Escobar and Richard Carbajal. Honorary bearers are his grandchildren and nephews and nieces. Entrusted to Baca’s.

MENDOZA: C. Mike Mendoza, 59, died Sunday, April 29, in Silver City. Mr. Mendoza was a native of Hurley and had been a life long resident of Grant County. He is survived by his son, Mike S. Mendoza, Jr. of Silver City, five sisters, Anita Quesada of Los Angeles, Calif., Eva Lara of Bayard, Carmen Marquez of Pomona,Calif., Celia Quintana of Redland, Calif. and Alice Madrid of Silver City. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 in the Curtis Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 3 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor James A. Milano officiating at both services. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Gilbert Quesada, Ernest Quesada, Arthur Chavez, Leo Madrid, Richard Cabrera and Junie Ortega. Honorary pallbearers are Robbie Madrid, Augustine Montenegro, Larry Lara David Gonzales, Ernie Misquez and Manuel Dominguez.

MENDOZA: Gilberto C. Mendoza died Tuesday in Silver City. Mendoza was born in Mexico and was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He is survived by one son, Tony Mendoza of Silver City; one sister, Eloisa of El Por Venir, Mexico; four grandchildren, Victoria Gomez and Gilbert B. Mendoza of Albuquerque, Roberta B. Mendoza of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and Frances B. Mendoza of Silver City; four great-grandchildren, Edward and Joe Gomez of Albuquerque, Keisha Mendoza of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and Tommy Mendoza of El Paso. Rosary recitation will be held Jan. 4 at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fierro, with Fr. Thomas Perez officiating. Interment followed at the Fierro Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Tony Mendoza, Robert Mendoza, Arthur Murillo, Pat Diaz, Ramon Lopez and Jose Munoz. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MENDOZA: Henry A. Mendoza, 69, died Saturday, April 10, 1982 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Mendoza was born Sept. 2, 1912 in Silver City, the son of Jose and Adelaide Morales Aguirre Mendoza. He was a lifelong resident of the Silver City area, where he worked for 28 years with Kennecott before retiring in 1970. Mr. Mendoza is survived by three sons, Alex F. Mendoza of Las Cruces, Henry F. Mendoza, Jr. and Eddie F. Mendoza, both of Phoenix; two daughters, Elvira F. Mendoza of Silver City and Mrs. Rufina M. Gonzales of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Anne M. Vasquez, Nora M. Villalobos and Elvira M. Polanco, of Silver City; three brothers, Vic Mendoza, Sr. and Eddie Mendoza, both of Silver City and Alex Mendoza of Beguita, N.M.; 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation was held April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. Both services were officiated by Monsignor A. James Milano. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MENDOZA: In the death last Thursday at Hillcrest General Hospital of Mrs. Ida A. Mendoza, 73, Grant County lost another of its life-long pioneers. She is survived by four sons. Vie, Alex, Henry and Eddie; three daughters, Mrs. Manuel Vasquez, Mrs. Max Villios, Mrs. Felix Polanco; a brother, Epitacio Morales; 25 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The Rev. R. I. Vonder Haar held rosary services Sunday evening at the Cox mortuary chapel, followed by requiem high mass Monday at 9 a.m. at Vincent de Paul’s Catholic church, Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

MENDOZA: Jose S. Mendoza, 57, passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque----

MENDOZA: Mrs. Louisa F. Mendoza, 72, died at Hillcrest Hospital July 27. Mrs. Mendoza had resided in Silver City for the past 65 years. She is survived by her husband, Victor Mendoza of Silver City; three sons, Victor, Jr. of Santa Ana, CA., Bobby of Silver City and Joe of Northwood, CA.; one daughter, Mrs. Carmen Montoya of Albuquerque; and 9 grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Miss Inez Flores, Miss Carlota Flores, Mrs. Josefa Mendoza, all of Silver City and Mrs. Abigail Valdez of Las Angeles, CA. Rosary was said Monday, July 28 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was recited Tuesday, July 30 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Madrid, Gilbert Acuna, Alex Duran, Jesus Monge, Victor Ornelas and Joe Ray.

MENDOZA: Mrs. Mariana C. Mendoza, 80, died Saturday at her home In Silver City. She was born in Casa Grande, Mexico, but had lived here most of her life. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Cox Mortuary chapel, followed by mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Tuesday at 9 a.m. Burial took place in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are three sons, Mike, Silver City and David and Ernest, Safford, Ariz.; six daughters, Mrs. Helen Apodaca and Mrs. Celia Hernandez, Los Angeles; Mrs. Anita Quesada, Mrs. Carmen …., Silver City.

MENDOZA: Reyes C. Mendoza, an employee of the U. S. Smelting Refining and Mining Co. at Vanadium, died in Silver City General hospital Saturday morning shortly after arriving there as result an accident in the Bull Frog shaft of the mine. Witnesses of the accident who were working with Mr. Mendoza at the time it happened, said that a rock fell from the shaft above the men and struck Mr. Mendoza. They were working at the bottom of the shaft at the time. {The rest of the obituary is missing.}

MENDOZA: Victor Aguirre Mendoza, 82, died Sunday in his home in Silver city. He was a communicant of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; a member of the Silver City senior citizens. He was a cab owner and driver in Silver City for about ten years and had worked for Cosgroves Inc and Howell Drug in Silver City. He is survived by one daughter, Carmen M Montoya of Albuquerque; three sons, Victor F Mendoza Jr of Santa Ann CA, Bobby F Mendoza of Silver City and Joe F Mendoza of Sun Valley CA; two sisters, Annie Vasquez and Elvira Polanco of Silver city; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited at 7:30pm Wednesday in the Curtis-Bright chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10am Thursday at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor James A Milano officiating. Internment will follow in the Catholic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Monge, Lukie Madrid, Vic Ornelas, David Maxwell, Manual Acosta, and Joe Ray. Honorary pallbearers will be Dolthie Ybarra, Bobby Carrasco, and B J Ornelas. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.

MENDOZA:  Ruperto Ramirez Mendoza, 91, resident of Deming, died at his home June 6. He was born March 27, 1893 in Lagos De Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico and moved to Deming in 1951 from Anthony. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and was retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Rosary services were held June 8 at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary and the Funeral Mass was held June 9 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Fr. Jesus De Avilucea officiated and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Tomasa Mendoza of Deming; four sons, Ray and Ruben Mendoza of Deming, Simon Mendoza of Dona Ana and Richard Mendoza of Tucson, AZ; six daughters, Maggie Madrid of Bakersfield, Ca, Socorro Burciaga of Anthony, Luisa Salina, Mary Quintana and Ramona Flores of Deming and Romie Rodriguez of Paramount, Ca, Pablo Mendoza of Juarez, Mexico and Epifano Mendoza of Morenci, AZ; one sister, Aurora Hernandez of Anthony; 54 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Mendoza in 1981. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

MENDOZA: Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Mendoza, former residents of Silver City, now of Clifton, received word Tuesday from the government that the body of their son Pfc. Vicente Mendoza, killed in Korea, had arrived in San Francisco and would be at Clifton Saturday. The funeral mass has been arraigned to take place Saturday in Clifton and burial will be made the following Sunday. Pfc. Mendoza met death along with several other soldiers, when a truck they were riding in near the battle front, struck a land mine.

MENDOZA: Victor Mendoza Jr., formerly of Silver City, died early this morning of cancer in Tustin, Calif. He was born and raised in Silver City. Survivors include his wife, Consuelo A. Mendoza; a daughter, Ada Denise Clark; and two sons, Steven and Victor Mendoza II, all of Santa Ana, Calif.; a sister, Carmen Montoya of Albuquerque; and Bobby Mendoza of Silver City and Jose F. Mendoza of Veguita and Eddie Mendoza; and Elvira Polanco, Annie Vasquez, Josefa Mendoza and Carlota Flores, all of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luisa F. Mendoza of July 27, 1974, and Victor Mendoza on Oct. 6, 1985, both of Silver City. Services are pending.

MENEFEE: Clyde A Menefee, 51, unit conservationist of the Soil conservation Service was instantly killed about 5pm Tuesday on State highway 90 inside the city limits …. When the pickup truck he was driving was involved in a collision with a fork truck driver driven by John R Hall 30, of Silver city. Injured in the accident was Hall who received an arm and other injuries and was taken to Hillcrest hospital for treatment. The death of Menefee was the 175th traffic accident this year in the state and the third in Grant County. Chief of Police Tommy Ryan, who with officers of his department investigated the accident, said that Menefee was pinned in the wreckage of his truck and death was, caused by multiple injuries. Inquiry into the accident was still under way Wednesday. Mr. Menefee had resided in Silver city the past 12 years and had an outstanding record in his official administration duties as director of the extensive soil and water conservation program in this area. Survivors of the deceased are his wife, Mrs. Lens Menefee, and nine children; three sons and six daughters ranging in ages from 2 to 18. Funeral arrangements are pending at Curtis mortuary.

MENGES: Stanley Menges of Glenwood died Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

MENGES: Rhinehart A Menges, 80, who for 43 years had lived in Silver City and Pinos Altos, passed away yesterday at the Silver City General hospital. He came here from Fredricksburg TX. He spent many years in the area of Silver City and Mogollon where he hauled ore out of Mogollon and supplies out of Silver City with teams and wagons. Survivors are his wife Julian Light Menges; five daughters, Mrs. J D Sprunk Silver City; Mrs. E J Bearup Glenwood; Mrs. Joe Cook, Los Angeles; Mrs. Myrtle Spurgeon, Stockton, Ca; and Mrs. Fred Arishman of Salem, Ore. Funeral services will be held at 3pm at the Pinos altos Catholic church with Rev John P Lunnan officiating. Cox Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MENGES: Arment Menges, 84, died Wednesday at his home in Reserve. He was a resident of Catron County for 60 years and had worked as road foreman for the Bureau of Federal Roads for 31 years. Mr. Menges is survived by his wife, Bernice Menges of Reserve; four daughters, Bersy Jones of Ruidoso, Mary Gaston of Reserve, Valerie Redd of Albuquerque, and Peggy Crump of Morrison, Colo.; two sons, Bill Menges of Cold Creek Canyon, Colo., and John Menges of Reserve; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Reserve Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Dykstra officiating. Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons, Dick Jones, Kenneth Gaston, Dale Menges, Shawn Menges, Brad Menges and John D. Menges. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Medley, Delbert Menges and Lawrence Gaston. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

MENGES: John Edward Menges, 58, a resident Reserve, passed away Friday. He was born Oct. 18, 1938, at Bernalillo. Mr. Menges was employed as an area service representative by Navopache Electric Coop, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He served on the Catron County Fair Board and was a member of the National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Reserve Sportsman’s Association. He was a life member of the North American Hunting Club. Survivors include his wife. Ann; daughters, Natalie Bales of Las Vegas, Nev., and Colette Chip of Albuquerque; sons, Dale Menges of Santa Fe and Shawn Menges of Reserve; and one grandson, Zachary Tyler Chip. He is also survived by sisters, Bernice Jones and Mary Gaston, both of Reserve, and Peggy Menges and Valerie Redd of Albuquerque; and a brother William “Bill” Menges of Arvada, CO. Memorial services were Monday at Reserve Presbyterian Church. Grave-side services were at 3 p.m. at the Springerville, Ariz. cemetery. Services were directed by Jewkes Mortuary of Springerville.

MENGES: A pioneer of New Mexico, Mrs. Julia Light Menges, died at her home on Market St. at the age of 78. Mrs. Menges first came to New Mexico in 1897. A resident of Grant County for several years, Mrs. Menges recently made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Carolyn Emry. She was born in Berney County, Tex. Her husband Mr. Rhinehart Adolph Menges died in 1947. They were married in July 1891. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. J.D. Sprunk, Silver City, Mrs. E.J. Bearup, Deming, Mrs. Vida Cooke, Los Angeles, Mrs. Merle Spurgeon, San Francisco, and Mrs. Fred Arisman, Salem, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Cindy Corrigan, Flagstaff, and Mrs. Susie Snider, Alpine, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren;13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Wednesday in Cox Mortuary with the Rev. H. Glen Anderson officiating. Burial was in the family plot in Pinos Altos.

MENGES: Trupe Carter Menges, 63, a resident of Tyrone and former resident of Ariz., entered life eternal Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 29, 1929, in Cottonwood, Ariz., to Raymond P. and Estella Mary Joy Menges. He was employed in the mining industry in Arizona and retired as a truck driver in the road construction field. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Menges was a member of the 12th Street Church of Christ in Silver City. His hobbies included fishing and gardening. A memorial service will be held at the 12th Street Church of Christ in Silver City on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Floyd O. Robertson and Lester Percell will officiate. Baca's Mimbres Crematorium is in charge of cremation. Survivors include his wife, Ruth N. Menges of the home; a son, Trupe Carter Menges Jr. of Payson, Ariz.; two daughters, Carolyn and Linda Menges, both of Louisiana; four brothers, Gene Menges of Elfrida, Ariz., Lester Menges of Washington, Louis Menges of Glendale, Ariz., and Eddie Menges of Douglas; a sister, Patsy Weidiger of Hamilton, Mont.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of Christ of Silver City or Douglas. Memorial arrangements are under the direction of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MENGES: Bernice Menges 89, passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Menges moved to Reserve at the age of 1 She was employed as teacher in the Reserve School District and was charter member of the Reserve Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arment Menges, in 1986. Mrs. Menges is survived by two sons, John Edward Menges of Reserve and William Arment Menges of Denver; four daughters, Esiclia B. Jones of Reserve, Mary K. Gaston of Reserve, Valerie Aline Redd of Albuquerque and Peggy Cramp of Morrison, Colo.; one brother, L.V. Medly of Belen; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren Services will be held Saturday. Visitation from 9-10 am will be followed by the funeral service at 10 at the Community Presbyterian church in Reserve. The Rev. Valkice Smith will officiate. Internment will follow at the Reserve Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dick Jones, Paco ---, Dale Menges, Shawn Menges Gaston, John Menges and Brad Menges. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the multiple Sclerosis Society. Family members selected Curtis Bright of Lordsburg Funeral Homes serve them.

MENKOFF: Duncan W. Menkhoff, 31, a resident of Silver City since 1991, died as a result of a motorcycle/automobile accident Saturday near Silver City. He was born Aug. 29, 1963 in Leadville, Colo. He was formerly of Farmington. He married Katherine Coffman on October 24, 1987, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He along with his wife, Kathy, and partner, John Cox owned and operated The Tiger's Den Harley Shop in Silver City. Mr. Menkhoff spent his free time riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle or as he called it, his dream machine. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Kathy Menkhoff of Silver City; two sons, Randy Menkhoff and Justin Menkhoff, both of Silver City; his parents, Jerry and Irene Menkhoff of Farmington and Jim and Lucinda Maddox of Silver City; a sister, Tina Sorensin, her husband, Greg, and their daughters, Brandy and Cassie; a brother, Tommy Maddox, hs wife, Julie, and their sons, Kyle and Sean of Glendale, Calif.; his father-in-law, Thomas Coffman and wife, Carol of Flora Vista; his mother-in-law, Viola Coffman of Bloomfield; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation began at 10 a.m. today in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel and continued until the funeral service began at 1 p.m. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery with military honors accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347, Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358. Serving as pallbearers will be David "Doc" High, Doug Lees, Troy Phillips, Tito Marin, Ron Vannatter and Danny Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin and Randy Menkhoff, Jim Maddox, Jerry Menkhoff, Tommy Maddox, Tom Coffman, John Cox and last, but not least, all his Harley Davidson riding companions. Contributions may be made to the family through Norwest Bank of Silver City. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

MERCEDES: Mrs. Maria de Los Mercedes, 68, a refugee from Cuba, died Sunday at the -residence of her son, Dr. Antonio Lamos, a member of the Veterans Hospital medical staff at Fort Bayard. The deceased came to Fort Bayard with her son and a daughter, Mrs. Mercedes Lamos, four months ago, after fleeing to the United States from Cuba, with a son, Juan Lamos, now living in Miami, Fla. Rosary services were held Monday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, followed by mass at 10a.m. Tuesday in the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, the Rev. Fr. Casimir Patraukas officiating. Final burial at some future date will take place in Cuba.

MERCER: Myrtle Irene Mercer, 86, a longtime Silver City resident, entered eternal rest Saturday, May 6, at Silver City Care Center. Memorial graveside services at Memory Lane Cemetery with internment in the family plot will be held Monday at 2 in the afternoon with Mr. Floyd Robertson, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating. She was born June 6, 1913, in Panama, Ill., to Henry Harrison McReaken and Anna Elizabeth West McReaken. She married Alfred W. Mercer on Oct. 29, 1933, in St. Charles, Mo. In 1942, she accompanied her husband to Grant County from Hillsboro, Ill., where he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. She worked for several years at the Hurley Store. She bowled in the Hurley league and attended her husband's baseball games when he played ball with the Hurley Miners. Survivors include a son, Jim Mercer, and his wife, Terri, of Payson, Ariz.; a daughter, Mary Lou Bassett, and her husband, Ira, of Silver City; four grandchildren, Preston and Mandi Mercer, Mike Leonard and Sandra Leonard Lonsway; three great-grand-children, Shannon Degraftenried Truex, and Dusty and Tandie Leonard; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Alfred Mercer; three brothers, Willard, Lawrence and Ross McReaken; and her sister, Eura McReaken Brown. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions in her name to the Arthritis Association. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, and Baca's Mimbres Crematorium, Deming.

MERCER: Alfred William Mercer, 85, a longtime Silver City resident, entered eternal rest at his home the morning of Thursday, Nov. 30. A memorial service is set for Friday at two in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Bellows, pastor, will officiate. Cremation has taken place with private interment in the family plot at Memory Lane Cemetery. He was born March 13, 1910 to Arnol and Elizabeth Mercer in Litchfield, Ill. and married Myrtle McReaken on Oct. 29, 1933 in St. Charles, MO. In 1942 he moved to Grant County from Hillsboro, Ill. and worked as an electrician for Kennecott Copper Corp. He was employed for some time by The Southern Peru Copper Corp. and for a number of years worked for Phelps Dodge Corp. at Tyrone until his retirement. He played baseball for the Kennecott Hurley team and bowled in the Hurley league. Mr. Mercer was a member of the First United Methodist Church and on Oct. 29 he and his wife celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle, of the home; a son, Jim Mercer, and his wife, Terri, of Payson, Ariz.; a daughter, Mary Lou Bassett and her husband, Ira of Silver City; four grandchildren, Preston and Mandi Mercer, Mike Leonard and Sandra Leonard Lonsway; and three great-grandchildren, Shannon Degraftenreid, and Dusty and Tandie Leonard. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lillian Kubik and Alma Ruth Hebenheimer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his name to the Gila Regional Hospice Foundation. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory.

MERDIAN: Mary Lou Merdian. 59, a resident of Lafayette, Colo., passed away Wednesday, April 8. She was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Silver City, the (laughter of Roy Marvin Snyder and Mary Lupton Snyder. She married Anton W. Merdian Jr. on July 30, 1976, in Boulder, Cob. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; two sons. Shannon Lunsford of Lafayette and Scoti Lunsford of Arvada, Cob.; two daughters, Melanie Lunsford of Denver and Brenda Peterson of Minneapolis: two stepdaughters, Sarah Merdian of Kansas City, Mo., and Monica Merdian of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Walter Snyder of Santa Fe; and five grandchildren. Mass of the Christian burial will he celebrated Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder

MERINO: Frank Q. "Kiko" Merino, 57, a former Grant County resident, died Jan. 3 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. He was an attorney in Sunnyvale, Calif., and a long-time community activist. Mr. Merino was born in Santa Rita to Jesus and Gregoria Merino. In 1956 he married Carmen Perez, also of Santa Rita. He went to the Bay Area in California a year later when the Navy stationed him at Treasure Island. He attained the rank of commander with the Nay. He received a degree in economics from Western New Mexico University and earned a law degree at the University of San Francisco. Mr. Merino served as a United Way volunteer for 23 years, and in 1985 he was named the United Way "Volunteer of the Year". He served on Sunnyvale's Human Development Planning Commission and was a member of the Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition. He belonged to the Kiwanis Depueblo of San Jose, Ca. In September he was cited for his community work at a luncheon celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. He is survived by his wife, Carmen Merino, two sons, Ronald and Mark Merino, and two daughters, Terri and Patricia Merino, all of Sunnyvale, two, sisters, Altagracia Carbajal of Lomita, Calif., and Siria Garcia of Silver City; and four brothers, Severiano "Chano" Merino of Las Cruces, Alfred Merino of San Diego, Reynaldo Merino of Salt Lake City, and Carlos Martinez of Apple Valley, Calif. Services were held Jan. 7 in Sunnyvale.

MERINO: Gregoria Q. Merino, 79, passed away Tuesday, October 25. Mrs. Merino was a lifelong resident of Grant county. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Altagracia M. Carbajal of Lomita, California, Mrs. Siria M. Garcia of Silver City, five sons, Carlos R. Martinez of Buena Park, California, S. Q. Merino of Las Cruces, Alfred Q. Merino of San Diego California, Frank Q. Merino of Sunnyvale, California, and Reynolds  Merino of Taos, N.M. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m., October 27 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Funeral Mass was 10:00 1.m. Friday, October 28 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church. Interment followed in Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Manuel Carbajal, Alfred Garcia, Robert Garcia, Carlos Merino, Oscar Merino and John Merino.

MERINO: Juana Rita Trujillo Merino, 94, of Meadow Lake, formerly of Silver City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Albuquerque. The family will receive friends this evening from 5-7 at Bright Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 7 at the funeral home with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church by Father Rod Nichols. Interment will be at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Merino was born Jan. 23, 1904, in Monticello, the daughter of Pedro Celestino Trujillo and Carolina Padilla Trujillo. She was married to Jose Merino, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Merino is survived by two daughters, Carolina Barber of Meadow Lake and Jenny Bush of Moriarty; one son, Roy Merino of San Antonio, Texas; and several grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jose, in 1981; a son, Jose Merino Jr.; two grandsons, Danny Arellano and Benny Arellano; three brothers, Juan Trujillo, Federico Trujillo and Dionicio Trujillo; and three sisters, Rafaelita Luna, Floripe Rodriguez and Antonia Gonzalez. Mrs. Merino loved to cook, to work in her garden, and to be outside. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church. Pallbearers for the funeral service will be Porfie Arellano, Jimmie Arellano, Sammie Arellano, Roy Michael Merino, Joey Merino and Leonard Merino. Honorary bearers are all of' her grandchildren.' Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MERINO: Jesus A. Merino, 77, a native of Grant County and retired employee of Kennecott-----

MERINO: Jose A. Merino, 78, died March 23 in Albuquerque. Mr. Merino was born in San Lorenzo and was a life long resident of Grant County, where he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. until is retirement. He had lived in Albuquerque for the past nine years. Mr. Merino is survived by his wife, Rita Merino of Albuquerque; two daughters, Jennie Bush of Silver City, Carolina Barber of Albuquerque; two sons, Roy Merino of San Antonio, Texas, Joe Merino, Jr. of Albuquerque; a sister, Ramona Garcia of San Lorenzo, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Friday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating at both services. Burial followed in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Porfy Arellano, Jr., Benny Arellano, Jimmy Arellano, Sammy Arellano, Roy Michael Merino and Carlos Merino. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MERINO: Jose Merino Jr., 59, died Thursday in an Albuquerque veteran’s hospital. He was a resident of Albuquerque and was a former resident of Silver City. Rosary will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the Garcia Mortuary of Albuquerque followed by Mass Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in St. Ann's Parish in Albuquerque. Burial will follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Rita Merino of Albuquerque; a brother, Roy Merino of San Antonio, Texas; and two sisters, Care Barber of Albuquerque and Jenny Bush of Hornbeck, LA.

MERRILL: Col. Gyles Merrill, 62, of El Paso, a former resident of Silver City, died at his home this week. He is survived by his widow. Prior to World War II, he was an instructor of the New Mexico National Guard here. Col. Merrill was a survivor of the Bataan Death March and had been in ill health since his return to the United States. He was retired from service.

MERRITT:  Gladys Ella Merritt, 85, died at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Las Cruces. She was born April 23, 1899 in California, the daughter of Melvin Z. and Lillie Johnson Remsburg. Mrs. Merritt had been a resident of Silver City for the past four years, having moved her from California, where she had been employed as a Librarian with San Diego County, Ca. for 16 years. She was a member of the Vista Community Church, the Rebecca Lodge and the Grandmother's Club of Vista, Ca. Survivors include a daughter; Virginia Presnicak of Silver City; a sister, Helen Harkey of Vista, Ca; two grandchildren, William R. Presnicak and Laurie A. Thompson; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Father Gerald D. Griffin officiating. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MERRITT: Jeffrey Byron Merritt, 30, a former resident of Silver City, died suddenly Tuesday evening in Las Cruces. He was born Nov. 17, 1959, in Silver City, graduated from Silver High School in 1977, and attended New Mexico State, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He worked in Albuquerque and Oklahoma for several years, then returned to New Mexico State to seek a master's in business administration. He would have graduated in May. Mr. Merritt loved to play the guitar, bike ride, play basketball, and spend time with friends. Calling hours will be Friday from 9 a.m. until noon in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Silver City with the Rev. J. Gorton Smith officiating. Concluding services will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors are his parents, Earl and May Merritt of Silver City; his maternal grandmother, Leona Wiggington of Somerset, Ky.; a sister, Julie Ormand of Las Cruces; two nieces, Hannah and Bethany Ormand of Las Cruces; a nephew, Zachary Ormand of Las Cruces; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Russell and Irma Merritt; and by his maternal grandfather, John Wiggington. Casket bearers will be Tilmond Smith, Kenny Smith, Matthew Draelos, Loren Pospisal, and Russell and Kenny Redwine. Honorary bearers will be Paul Merritt, Aldon Wiggington, Richard Leon and Jack Stepp. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MERRIWETHER: J. Merriwether, Jr., brother of Mrs. Nelson Gray, passed away at the family home in Atmore, Ala., Sept. 16, following a heart attack. Mrs. Gray flew from El Paso to Atmore to attend the funeral and to be with her mother. She will return home later this week.

MERZ: Mrs. August Merz Sr., 90, mother of August (Andy) Merz., Jr., of Silver City, died at her home in East Orange, N. J, Oct. 8. Mr. Merz was with his mother in her last illness. Funeral services were held in East Orange where burial took place. Survivors are her husband, August Merz, Sr.; a son, August, Jr., and twin daughters, Mrs. Alfred Meurlin and Mrs. John Watson both of East Orange.

MERZ: Funeral services were held this morning at 10:30 for Mrs. August Merz, Jr., who died last Sunday morning. Rev. David E. Holt, Pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd, the church attended by the deceased, officiated at the services which were held in the Cox Mortuary Chapel. After the funeral the remains were sent to Albuquerque where they will be cremated. Frances Huddleson Merz was born in the Philippine Islands, July 10, 1912, the daughter of Col. and Mrs. George H. Huddleson. Her early life was spent in various army posts throughout the United States and the Pacific where her father was stationed. In 1931, after completing preliminary education, she entered the University of Arizona from which she graduated in 1935, having majored in music. Mrs. Merz was an outstanding horsewoman and during her lifetime won many important riding trophies at army posts and at the University of Arizona. The deceased was married Sept. 16, 1937 to August Merz, Jr. at the Schoffield Army barracks in the Hawaiian Islands. The couple moved to Hanover, N.M. shortly after their marriage and in 1946 took up residence in Silver City where they resided continuously since. Mrs. Merz was a member of the American Association of University Women and of the Silver City Garden Club. She was of the Protestant faith. Survivors, in addition to the husband, are two daughters, Maydith and Linda, both at home; her parents, Col. and Mrs. George H. Huddleson, now of Santa Monica, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Maydith Pauley of Silver City and Mrs. H.F. Van der Voort of Houston, Tex.

MERZ: August "Andy" Merz Jr. died Friday at his home in Silver City. Mr. Merz was born Feb15, 1910, in Newark and had lived in Silver City since 1937. A graduate of Cornell University, he became mine superintendent at Empire Zinc Mining Co. in Hanover during World War II, and was president of the Community Concerts in the 1950s. Mr. Merz is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ruth Larson Merz his daughters, Maydith Merz McCarthy and her children, Lynn Marie and Christopher Russell McCarthy, of Cranston, RI., Linda Merz and her children, Audrey Kalai, Ernest Aukake Merz and Adam Laure Kanekoa of Tucson, Ariz., and Rachel Ann Merz and her husband, Brian Clark, of Swarthmore, Pa.; and a son, August "Sandy" Merz III, and his wife, Maria del Rosario Gonzalez Aguilar, and his children, August Francisco and Seth Merz, all of Tucson. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Viola Merz Watson and Ottilie Meurlin, and his first wife, Francis Huddleson Merz. Mr. Merz will be reposing at Baca's Funeral chapels today from 4-6 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by cremation. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Homes.

MERZ: Ruth Larson Ely Merz died Friday in her home in Silver City. She was born July 9, 1916, in Provo, Utah, to Seth and Gretta Larson. The Larson family moved to Silver City in 1925, when Seth Larson became manager of the J.C Penney Co. here. Mrs. Merz attended local schools, graduating from high school in 1934. She subsequently attended the State Teacher College in Silver City for two years before accompanying her sister, Inez Candiello (nee Larson), to Brussels, Belgium, where the latter attended the music conservatory. Mrs. Merz returned to the United States in 1937 and transferred to Northwestern University at Evanston, Ill., to complete her college career, graduating with a degree in English in 1939. In the fall of 1939 she wed Clyde Ely Jr. of Silver City. During the war years, Clyde Ely served with the National Guard troops in the Pacific and was taken a prisoner of war and died there shortly before the end of the war. Mrs. Merz served as the managing editor of the Silver City Daily Press during the war. In 1952, she met and wed August "Andy” Merz Jr. Throughout her life Mrs. Merz was known for her community involvement. With her father, she was an officer of the city recreation program at its inception. She served as an officer of the Community Concert series and as a member of the board of directors of the Silver City Museum, and she was a long-standing member of the Woman's Club, the 24 Club, and the Wacky Club, and a number of bridge clubs, holding various offices in each organization. Mrs. Merz is survived by her daughters, Maydith Merz McCarthy, and her children, Lynn Marie and Christopher Russell McCarthy, of Cranston, RI; Unda Merz and her children, Audrey Laure, Ernest Aukake Merz and Adam Laua'e Kanekoa, of Tucson, Ariz and Rachel Merz and her husband, Brian D. Clark, of Swarthmore, Pa.; her son, August “Sandy" Merz and, his wife, Mary, and their sons, August Francisco and Seth Merz, all of Tucson; and her two sisters, Inez Candiello of Sierra Vista, and--------

MESA: Max H. Mesa, five-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Mesa, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic Church at four o’clock with burial following in the Catholic Cemetery. The baby is survived by several brothers and sisters in addition to the parents.

MESA: Melanie Leigh Mesa, 16, died Thursday morning at her home in Tyrone. Melanie was born March 25, 1974, in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., to George and Cecilia Duran Mesa. She had been a resident of this area for the last five years and was a member of St. Francis Newman Center. Calling hours will be from 5-7 tonight in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 in St. Francis Newman Center with interment to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Mayer will officiate. Survivors are her parents, George and Cecilia Mesa of Tyrone; two brothers, Michael Mesa of Tyrone and Manuel D. Corral of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; a sister, Lillian Brock of Chino Hills, Calif.; a paternal Grandmother, Mary Mesa of Silver City; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Casket bearers will be her cousins. Entrusted to Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MESKILL: Bob F. Meskill, 67, a resident of Silver City and owner of radio station KSIL, passed away at home Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Terrie Meskill of the family home; his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Dixie Meskill of Silver City, his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Steve Gross of Tucson, Ariz.; his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Mary Beth Meskill of Caseyville, Ill.; his daughter, Jennifer Meskill of Las Cruces; and three grandchildren, Nathan Meskill and Kimberly Stokes Meskill, both of Silver City, and Erin Kelly Meskill of Caseyville. Mr. Meskill and his wife purchased KSIL on June 1, 1976, and he had managed the station since then. He was past president of the National Association of Broadcasters of New Mexico; was past president of the Grant County Chamber of Commerce; was past president of the University Club; was past president of the Copper Crest Country Club; and was a member of the University Foundation Board, the board of directors of the Community Concert Association, and the board of directors of El Sol Investment Corp., a well as a member and past president of the Prospectors, the Silver City Lions, and the Elks. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in the St. Francis Newman Center in Silver City with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. The Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MESSER: Arthur William Messer, 61, a resident of Safford, Ariz., died Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Alice R. Messer of Safford two Sons, Lawrence and Andy, both of Safford three daughters, Mrs. Betty Catherine Emmerick of Winston, Mrs. Oma Dell Schenck of La Junta, Cola., and Mrs. Verlyn Shandley of Safford one brother, Dudley Messer, of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. Ida M. Bohn of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. Anne N. Richards of Las Cruces; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at the chapel of Curtis Mortuary with R. E. White, mister of the Silver City congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Burial was in the Silver cemetery.

MESSER: Ora M. Evan Gatlin Messer, 72, a resident of Gila, entered into eternal rest Sunday at Homestead Adult Shelter. She was born Aug 15, l923, in Douglas, Ariz. to Cole and Bradie Awtrey Evans. She and her sister Virgie Keene, owned an operated Pleasantview Rest Home from 1964 to 1980 She was a devoted mother and grandmother, with her life revolving around her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all. Calling hours will be from 11 am to 2 pm Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the funeral service beginning at 2 also at Baca’s. Bishop Donald Hooker will conduct the service. Burial will follow a Memory Lane Cemetery Survivors include a son Lawrence Cole Gatlin, and his wife, Daneen, of Gila; two daughters. Leona Ray Brown and her husband Duane, of Gila and Sandy Oaks and her husband, Jim of Cliff; three brothers, Clint Evans and his wife. Julia, of Tucumcari, Guy L. Evens and his wife, Dorothy, of Gatesville, Texas, and Homer L. Evans and his wife, Patsy of Deming; and two stepsons, Merle "Red" Gatlin and his wife, Beula of Las Cruces and Richard Gatlin and his wife, Dolores, of Boulder City, Nev. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Bradie and Slim Strickland; her husband, Lee Gatlin; a sister, Virgie Keene; a brother, Robert Evans; an infant son, Asa Dud Messer; and a son-in-law, Brayton Harsh. Serving as casket bearers will be her grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Oaks, Clayton Seebeck, Don Gatlin, and Brayton and Cole Harsh. Honorary bears are Dan Gatlin, Dale Brown and Shawn Oaks. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MESSING: Miss Maude Messing, graduate nurse and a pioneer in the profession which she chose for her life work, passed away Sunday night in Hillcrest General Hospital, following an extended illness. She was widely known in the community where she had many devoted friends. Born April 21, 1886 in East Smithfield, Bradford County, Penn., she was the second of twin girls. Her twin sister died in 1909. Educated in the public schools in East Mayfield and Athens, Penn., she taught in the rural schools of Pennsylvania, Kansas and Colorado. Deciding to become a nurse, Miss Messing took training in the Salida Colorado School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse and thereafter became assistant surgical supervisor of the Children's Hospital in Denver. Later, she went to Arizona to take a position as nurse in charge of the Detroit Copper Company Hospital at Morenci. In1921 she returned to Kansas to take a position as office nurse for Dr. W.E. Knox and later filled the same position for him when he continued practice in McCook, Nebraska. Miss Messing in 1923 went to New York City where she took post graduate work in surgical nursing and operating room technique at the Woman's Hospital there. She was recalled from New York to become nurse in charge at the Industrial Hospital in Morenci, Ariz., for the Phelps Dodge Corp., holding this position for 12 years. In 1935, Miss Messing came to Silver City to assume a position as office nurse and secretary for the late Dr. N.D. Frazin, a position she held until his death. Her life work in nursing was marked by outstanding service. She was a registered nurse in the State of New Mexico and in Arizona and Colorado. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. M.B. Kolbor, Silver City; a niece, Mrs. Shirley Hoagland; and grand nephew, Gary Pelton, Fort Bayard. A member of the First Methodist Church of Silver City, Miss Messing for many years was an active member of Jacob Bennett Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a former member of the Silver City Business and Professional Women's Club, resigning in 1952 because of ill health. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Alfred S. Kline conducting the rites. The body was sent to Albuquerque for cremation.

METCALFE: Ina Metcalfe, 87, a former Silver City resident, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, in Cambria, Calif., where she had resided, since 1956 and was very active in the community. She was born in New Mexico on Oct. 3, 1912, to Orrick Baylor Metcalfe and Pert Parks Metcalfe. After 18 years of higher education, and a stint working in a wartime airplane factory in Los Angeles, she went into public school administration. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her twin sister. She is survived by two nephews, Donovan Foster of San Francisco and Laurence Foster of New Mexico. Her remains were to be buried in a family plot in Silver City.

METCALFE: Pearl Parks, 101, died Wednesday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was the oldest living graduate of Western New Mexico University, then known as New Mexico Normal School, graduating in 1902 with a degree in pedagogy (the art of teaching). At the age of 17 she began to teach in Santa Rita School for four years and then taught two more years on the Mimbres. She married Orrick Baylor Metcalfe on Feb.3, 1906 and lived in the Rio Grande Valley at Old Mesilla where they ran a bee business until they moved back to the old Metcalfe home on the Mangus in 1916 along with their four children. For two years they hired a tutor for the Metcalfe children and the four Ramsey children who were neighbors. Then in 1919 they moved to Silver City and started an automobile business. She helped make a living by keeping the books for Orrick for his business as well as keeping boarders in her home. She was a hard worker and could do many things very efficiently and well. As parents the Metcalfe’s believed in giving their children an education so it took lots of hard work to make enough money to pay tuition at the University of Southern California for four children during the Depression. She was also the oldest living member of the First Presbyterian Church of Silver City. She celebrated her100th birthday in 1985 with a special party and memorial letter from President Reagan. A flag was flown over the Capitol on this day and was then sent to her by Sen. Pete Domenici R-N.M. On Feb. 24 this year she would have been 102. She is survived by two daughters, Madeline M. Foster, who now lives at the old Mangus home, and Ina Metcalfe of Cambria, Calif.; two grandsons, Don Foster of San Francisco, Calif., and Dr. Larry Foster of Las Cruces; two great -grandchildren; four nephews and three nieces. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Curtis-Bright chapel with the Rev. David F. Goble and the Rev. Lance Williamson officiating. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane cemetery. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

METZGER: : Dr. Jerry Metzger, recognized as one of the most prominent specialists on tuberculosis and heart disease, with a national and international reputation, passed away Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. where he had resided in recent years following retirement from active practice. During the years that the Cottage Sanatorium operated in Silver City, Dr. Metzger was a member of its medical staff. Later he went to Tucson and established one of the Southwest's largest TB sanatoriums. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Metzger. The daughter of Mrs. Metzger, by a former marriage, Miss Mary Jane Turner of Tyrone, left for Tucson immediately to be with her mother.

METZGER: Mrs. Julia Metzger, 75, a former resident of Silver City, passed away in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Tucson, last Friday. She was the widow of Dr. Jeremiah Metzger, prominent in southwest medical circles, who died a year ago. Mrs. Metzger came to Grant County in 1920 with her first husband, Col. G. S. Turner, a U. S. Army officer. They resided at Fort Bayard for several years. Following the death of Colonel Turner, Mrs. Metzger married Dr. Metzger, who was on the staff of the Fort Bayard Hospital and later was associated for several years with Wayne MacVeagh Wilson, who established and operated the New Mexico Cottage Sanatorium for many years. Thereafter, Dr. and Mrs. Metzger moved to Tucson, where he headed the staff of a large sanatorium for tuberculars. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mary Jane Turner, postmaster at Tyrone; a brother, Moulton Turner, Kansas City, MO, and a grandson. Funeral services were held Monday at Tucson and the body was sent to St. Louis, Mo,, for burial in Bellefontaine cemetery.

MEYER: Arlette Patricia Meyer, 72, of Fort Bayard entered eternal rest Thursday evening. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MEYERS: Concha G. Meyers, 76, died Tuesday May 20 in Central. Mrs. Myers was born in El Paso and had been a resident of Central for more than 60 years, where she was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church and a member of the Senior Citizens. She is survived by her daughter, Lucille Capshaw of El Paso, two sons, Hector Myers of Santa Fe, James Myers of El Paso, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Rosary Recitation was said Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was held Friday at 12:00 noon at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Ragazinskas officiating at both services. Burial followed in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Capshaw, Mark Myers, Wayne Steadman, Albert Holguin, Ed Garcia and Brub Stone. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MEYERS: Mrs. George Meyers of Hillsboro passed away at her home on August 4. Cause of death was heart failure. Willie Richardson Meyers was born May 29, 1892 on the Tierra Blanca and lived all her life in Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George Thomas Meyers, and her daughter Verna Bell Poison; both passed away in October 1971. Services were held at the Hillsboro Community Church on August 7. Rev. Father Edward Ostertag of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fort Collins, Colorado conducted the services. Pallbearers were Bill Head of Santa Rita, Lewis Foster of Truth or Consequences, Bill Sullivan of Las Cruces, LeRoy Sullivan of Hillsboro, and Jack Twaits of Hurley. Honorary pallbearers were son-in-law James Thwaits of Albuquerque, grandsons Thomas, Ray Thwaits, William Dennis Thwaits, Richard Neal Thwaits of Albuquerque: Donald George Bell of Spearman, Texas and nephew Dudley Messer of Silver City. Other survivors include her daughter Nell Thwaits of Albuquerque, her niece Maria Fay Graham of Phoenix and five great grandchildren.

MEYERS: Mrs. Verda M. Meyers, 75, died in Lordsburg May 1. Mrs. Meyers was a native of Texas and had lived in Bayard for the past 15 years. Her husband, Clarence F. Meyers, preceded her in death in 1959. Survivors include one grandson, C.J. Applehans of Bayard. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel, Saturday, May 4, with the Rev. Billy Foster of the First Baptist Church of Bayard officiating. Pallbearers were W.W. Skinner, Calvin Van Worth, W.L. Mallard, John Harter, J.G. Terrazas, and Mike McLarty.

MEYROSE: Candra Meyrose, 34, a resident of Silver City, died Monday morning in Pinos Altos. She was born April 12, 1956, in Indianapolis, Ind. Memorial services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with John Mahl of the New Life Fellowship officiating. Survivors include a son, Patrick Sean Coleman of Washington; two daughters, Christel Jo Sponer and Karolyn Keith Boula of Silver City; a brother, Billy Joe Meyrose of San Diego, Calif.; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Meyrose of Washington. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MEZA: Esequiel Hernandez Meza, 64, a lifelong Lordsburg resident, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, at his home. The prayer vigil will be held Wednesday evening at 7at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lordsburg. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Thursday morning at 9 at St. Joseph’s with father Tony Clark officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. He was born June 3, 1934, in Lordsburg to Antonio and Hilaria Hernandez Meza. Mr. Meza was a mill operator at Phelps Dodge Mining Co. for 22 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Marcelina Meza of Lordsburg; two sons, Richard P. Meza of Tucson, Ariz., and Louis Meza of Lordsburg; two daughters, Anna M. Meza and Teresa H. Meza of Lordsburg; his mother, Hilana Meza of Lordsburg two brothers, Antonio and Nester Meza of Lordsburg; two sisters, Pauline Mesa of Lordsburg and Leonor Stewart of Silver City; and five grandchildren Amber Orozco, Manuel Medina Jr. Gabriel Medina, and Jesus and Lorenzo Borquez. He was preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Torres. Pallbearers will be Joe Mesa, Carl Wayne Stewart, Marty Meza, Ronnie Polumbo, Victor Martinez and Robert Arvizo. Honorary bearers are his two brothers, two sons and four grandsons. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

 MEZA: Petra B. Meza, 64, a resident of Lordsburg, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Aug. 15, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1933, in San Antonio, N.M., to Manuel and Ramona (Benavidez) Bejarano. She was a homemaker and communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church. The prayer vigil will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lords-burg, with the funeral liturgy being celebrated there Thursday at 9 a.m. Father Tony Clark will officiate at both services. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. She is survived by her husband,~ Nestor H. Meza of Lords-burg; three sons, Manuel Meza, Martin Meza and Patrick Meza, all of Lords-burg; a daughter, Cenida Nava of Lordsburg; a brother, Ramon Bejarano of Lordsburg; and two sisters, Nancy Bustillos and Jessie Medina of Lordsburg. She is also survived by ii grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father, mother: sister, two sons and a daughter. Casket bearers will be Carl Wayne Stewart, Joe Mesa, Luis Meza, Greg Bustillos, Freddy Medina and Randy Bustillos. Honorary bearers are Juan Bejarano, her sons, grandsons, nephews, friends and son-in-law, Hector Nava. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MICHAEL: Russell G. Michael, 70, died at his residence on Bear mountain Road ------

MICKELSON: Memorial services for Dorothy A. Mickelson will be held Sunday, June 25, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City. The Rev. Robert Bellows and Chapter 3 Order of the Eastern Star will officiate. Mrs. Mickelson died March 12 at Fort Bayard Medical Center and her cremains were interred May 16 in the grave of her husband, Earl L. Mickelson, at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico (she remembered fondly a blind grandfather); Community Chamber Singers of Silver City; Grant County American Association of University Women Scholarship Fund (she was a charter member of this chapter of American Association of University Women); the Masonic Cemetery Fund; or any charity of choice. Contributions in her name have already been received by City of Hope, Public TV Channel 22, KRWG, First United Methodist Church, Community Chamber Singers and The Public Library of Silver City. Several out-of-town family members plan to attend the service and request that friends attending also sign the memorial book at a table in the entry hall.

MICKELSON: Dorothy Althea Mickelson, 92, entered into eternal rest Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born March12, 1903 in St. Paul, Minn., the second daughter of Thaddeus James and Ruth (Underwood) Lockwood. She attended Hancock Elementary School and Central High School, and graduated from Hamline University in the spring of 1925. During her college years, she sang in the Hamline University Choir, touring with the group and often playing violin selections as part of the program. She was an accomplished violinist, taking classes also at the University of Minnesota and playing in its orchestra, as well as participating in the Hamline music program. After a year of teaching high school Latin and Spanish in Windom, Minn., she married Earl L. Mickelson of Ashby, Minn. on June 5, 1926. He was at that time teaching at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where they remained for two years. Her husband preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1979. Two daughters were born to the Mickelson’s, Janet M. Steinberger of Ypsilanti, Mich. and Althea M. Potter of Littleton, Colo. A son, Charles Thaddeus, was stillborn in1935. Mrs. Mickelson leaves, in addition to her daughters, six grandchildren, Barbara Jo Johnson of Tucson, Ariz., Richard H. Steinberger of West Newton, Mass., Karen Ruth Ramirez of Araure, Portuguesa, Venezuela, William E. Steinberger of Orlando, Fla., Sharon L. Chaffin of Las Cruces, and Amy E. Chaffin, also of Las Cruces. Surviving also are ten great-grandchildren, Paul M. Johnson of Dallas, Angela M. Johnson of Tucson, Keli D., David G., Ruth M. and Deborah M. Ramirez-Steinberger of Araure, Travis J. Colvin of Big Spring, Texas, Sean J. Chaffin of Las Cruces, and Natisia and Victor M. Steinberger, West Newton. Mrs. Mickelson was a past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 3 of Silver City, receiving her 50-year membership pin in 1981. A charter member of the American Association of University Women of Silver City, she was honored as a 50-year member in 1989. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City and of Circle 3 of the church. Until the spring of 1989 she sang in the church choir. She was honored by the Western New Mexico University orchestra in 1979 for having played violin in that organization since 1929. She often played at organization meetings and church and school concerts, as well as at Western New Mexico University concerts at home and on tour. For many years she was a member of a string quartet that often met in her home. The Mickelson’s moved to Silver City in 1929 after Dr. Mickelson finished requirements for his Ph.D. and signed a contract to teach mathematics and physics at New Mexico State Teachers College, now WNMU, in Silver City. Mrs. Mickelson taught music at various times in the public school system and NMSTC and had private violin students as well. During World War II, when her husband was on active Army duty, she took night classes to learn typing and shorthand and worked as a receptionist for Dr. Nate Frazin, freeing his nurses from office paperwork. She moved the family to Minneapolis in the spring of 1944, remaining away from Silver City until the fall of 1955 when her husband retired from the Army. She lived with her husband and younger daughter, Althea, in Wilmington, Del., Washington, D.C., Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Chicago, while he completed his Army career. While in Washington, she took on the job of chairing a neighborhood group of Girl Scout troops. Upon her return to Silver City she was in great demand to share her experiences in Moscow as wife of the military attaché to the embassy there from 1952-54. Silver Citians will best remember her as a civic-minded woman whose musical talent brought pleasure to several generations. Cremation has taken place with Mimbres Crematorium and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematorium.

MIENK: Staff Sgt. Lawrence Frederick Mienk, died in Lansthul, Germany in an auto accident. His remains were returned to Deming for interment at Mountain View Cemetery. His parents were Lawrence and Verna Mienk of Deming. The graveside service was held at Mountain View Cemetery. Fr. Ed Sullivan, Pastor of the Holy Family Catholic Church officiated and veteran honors were accorded by the Luna County United Veterans. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

MILAN: Mrs. Antonia Milan, of Bayard, died Sunday in Hillcrest Hospital. She was a life-long resident of Grant County. Survivors are her husband, James M. Milan; a son, John Milan, El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. Estella Martinez and Mrs. Rita Orozco, San Lorenzo; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Soledad Maldonado, Fierro, and a brother, Albert Rodriguez; San Lorenzo. Rosary services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said In the Bayard Catholic Church and burial was in the Silver City Catholic cemetery.

MILAZZO: Joseph J. Milazzo, 79, a former Albuquerque resident and a resident of Fort Bayard Medical Center, entered eternal rest at Fort Bayard on Wednesday. He was born April 1, 1911, in Texarkana, Ark. He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired funeral director and embalmer. He was a member of the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge, and had been active in the New Mexico Funeral Service Association. Prior to retiring, he owned and operated Milazzo Funeral Supply in Albuquerque. His firm served the Southwest with funeral merchandise. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque. The Rev. Harry Vanderpool will officiate. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Monelle, who died in 1976. He is survived by a daughter, Jean Ann and her husband, Bernardo Cendan of Silver City, and a sister, Marie Milazzo of Texarkana. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels in Silver City.

MILDES: Edward Mildes, 85, a resident of Grant County, passed away Sunday morning at Horizon Southwest Health Care Center. Services are pending with Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City.

MILDES: Edward D. Mildes, 85, a resident of Silver City for 14 years, passed away quietly in his sleep at Horizon Southwest Health Care Center on Sunday. Mr. Mildes was born April 26, 1912, in Spokane, Wash., to William and Marie Mildes. He is survived by a son, Jerry Alan Mildes of Buckley, Wash.; two daughters, Shirley Ann Albright of Auburn, Wash., and Sharron Lee Maher of Bothell, Wash.; a brother and sister, Martin Mildes and Ann Mellinger of Spokane; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. No memorial services are scheduled. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels and Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium.

MILES: Irl M. “Bud” Miles, 64, a former New Mexico resident, died Sunday in Colfax, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Emerett Miles of Colfax; a son, John (Jim) Miles of Auburn, Calif.; a daughter, Ernestine Cochran of Irving, Texas; his mother, Maude Miles of Fort Bayard; a sister, Peggy Winkler of Silver City; six stepsons, Paul Railsback of Richardson, Texas, Stephen Railsback of North Hollywood, Calif., Michael and Phillip Railsback of Los Angeles, Calif., David Railsback of Denton, Texas, and Peter Railsback of Carpenteria, Calif.; three grandchildren; five nieces; and three nephews. Mr. Miles served with the Marine Corps in World War II and in the Army during the Korean conflict. He resided 40 years in New Mexico; 10 years in Dallas, Texas; and 5½ years in Colfax. While living in New Mexico and Texas, Mr. Miles was employed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Memorial services were held today at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Colfax, and graveside services will take place in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery Friday at 2 p.m. Visitation will precede the services Friday from 10a.m. to noon in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Pallbearers will be Austin O’Rourke, John O’Rourke, Paul Railsback, Marty Mize, Robby Cochran, and David Cochran. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Foy, A.F. Kern, Ysidro Salas, Ross Capshaw, Buddy Naulty, Charles Smith, Ross Gordon, Leonard Rogers and Kenneth “Red” Meyers.

MILES: Miles: Louise R. "Lue" Miles, Silver City died Nov. 1 in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Miles moved to New Mexico in 1916 and was a resident of the mining community until 1950. She served as post mistress of Vanadium for 32 years. Mrs. Miles was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City: The Order of Eastern Star, no. 3: Charter member of the Cactus Rebecca Lodge of Silver City: Woodland circle of Omaha, Nebraska and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mrs. Miles was known for loving her work and her many friends. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy F. Jackson of Silver City with whom she made her home: one grandson, Steve McDermett of Santa Maria, CA: one granddaughter, Bonnie Turner of Redmond, Ore: one great-granddaughter, Lori turner of Redmond, Ore.: three sisters. Mrs. Ocie Clinton of Little Rock, Ark.: Mrs. L. O. Evans of El Dorado, Ark. and Mrs. Debbie Freer of Carthage, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chandler Miles in 1969. Mrs. Miles will lie in state at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel from 10 am until noon on Wednesday. Private graveside services were held at the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Rev. David Saucier of the First United Methodist Church. Serving as pallbearers were George McDermett, Caroll Mann, James Brockman, Ron Hall, Robert Martin, and Oscar Salars. The family requests that friends who wish may contribute to the Patients Fund at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MILES: Mrs. Mary Frances Miles, a former resident of this community died in Dallas, TX, March 7. Mrs. Miles had made her home in Irving, TX. for the past seven months. She is survived by her son John (Jim) Miles, a daughter Mrs. Ernestine Cochrand, and two grandchildren all of Irving; and her mother Mrs. Chloe Hagan of Bayard. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel March 9 with Mr. D.L. Harguess of the Church of Christ officiating, and interment following in the Ft. Bayard Soldiers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stewart C. Warrick, Richard A. Benjamin, Tom C. Lottritz, A.F. Kern, James Moore and Thomas P. Foy. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cancer Society at the funeral home.

MILES: Maude Adams Miles, a longtime Grant County resident, died this morning at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was 88. Mrs. Miles was born in Denton, Texas, April 5, 1899 and traveled across Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, in a covered wagon as a babe-in-arms to Joplin, Mo. She attended public schools in Joplin and was the first female to drive a motor vehicle in southern Missouri. She married John R. Miles in 1916 and resided in mining towns in Missouri, Oklahoma, Alabama and New Mexico, including Vanadium and Bayard. Her husband died at Fort Bayard where he is buried in the national cemetery. She is to join him there. Mrs. Miles was a former volunteer coordinator at the Fort Bayard hospital. She was selected as the Grant County Citizen of the Year in 1979 for her community service at Fort Bayard. Services are pending with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MILES: Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Miss Myrtle Miles, who died at Hillcrest General Hospital. Miss Miles, a sister of Charles H. Miles of Silver City, was born Aug. 20, 1877, at Maysville, Mo., and later moved with her family, to Durango, CO. She came to Grant County in 1928 where she resided until her death. Recently she had been associated with Shell Real Estate Agency here. Besides her brother, she is survived by a niece, Mrs. Louise Webb of Albuquerque. She was a member of the Christian Church and a life member of the Hurley Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. The Rev. Charles Walker of the Methodist Church officiated at the services held at the Cox Mortuary chapel and the Hurley OES was in charge of graveside services at the Masonic cemetery. Pallbearers were R. M. Twiss, George McDermett, Fred Weir, B. A. Bobbins, Sam Scherotter and B. J. Horton.

MILES: Walter Miles, 82, died Monday Oct 5 at his home in Silver City after a long illness. He was a resident of Silver City for the past six and a half years Mr. Miles was born in Lorraine, Texas, on Jan. 21, 1916, to Howard and Willie Alsup Miles. He and his family moved to Las Cruces when he was a young man. He worked at White Sands Missile Range and Phelps Dodge. He married Lonetta Alexander 62 years ago arid together they lived in the Southwest. They retired to Hatch more than 20 years ago and then moved to Silver City to be closer to family. Mr. Miles enjoyed working, hunting, gardening and occasionally fishing., A graveside service will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hatch on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. Mr. Miles is survived by his wife, Lonetta, of the home; one son, Dan Miles of Amarillo, Texas; one daughter, Lynette Christopher of Silver City; one brother, George Miles of Orange ,Texas four sisters Edna Smith of Riverside, Calif., Louise Head of El, Paso, Texas, Pauline Emory of Hobbs and Irene Kerbow of Coleman, Texas; 11 grandchildren. Arrangements are by Deming Cremation and Direct buria1 Services.

MILLAN: Rosary for Miss Irene Torres Millan who died last Saturday, was said at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass was recited at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Fr. Roberto Lemus officiating Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery in Silver City. Miss Millan is survived by her mother, Mrs. Lumina Millan of San Lorenzo, two brothers, Albert Millan of Arenas Valley and Genaro Millan of Shalimar, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Montoya of Belen, Mrs. Genevieve Rosales of Lynwood, CA; and Miss Patsy Dominguez of Bayard.

MILLAN: Santiago Martinez Millan, 79, died Saturday in Bayard. Mr. Millan was born in Santa Rita. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, was a lifelong resident of Grant County, and retired from Chino in l957 after 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Hortensia Millan of Bayard; two daughters, Stella Martinez of San Lorenzo and Rita Orosco of San Lorenzo; a son, John Millan of Truth or Consequences; a sister, Carolina Castillo of Silver City; l0 grandchildren; and l8 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation will be held at 7p.m. Tuesday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at l0 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. The Rev. Ricardo Hinojal will officiate. Burial will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Johnnie T. Millan, Ronald Millan, Richard Arzola, Albert Arzola, E. Martinez and Jim Orosco. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MILLAY: Margret M. Millay, 98, a resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Friday at Hacienda de Salud. She was born Dec. 4, 1894, in Mullins, Texas, and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Graveside services will be held Monday afternoon at 2p.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with the Rev. Van Bevill officiating. Survivors include a sister, Eleanor Espinosa; a stepson, Larry Millay; and four great-grandchildren, Larry Roberson, Donna McElory, Darral Byham and Don Byham. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MILLAY: Wilford Floyd Millay, 90, of Silver City died Thursday at Hacienda de Salud. He was born April 4, 1899, in Chillicothe, Mo., and was a retired minister. He had been a resident of Silver City for the past three years and was a veteran of World War I. Calling hours for Mr. Millay will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday with funeral services starting at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Pastor Van Bevill will officiate. Concluding services will follow in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with veteran honors accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Survivors include his wife, Margaret May Millay of Silver City; two sons, Lawrence K. Millay of Cheyenne, Wyo., and William J. Millay of Casper; two daughters, Florence E. Coleman of Belton, Mo., and Alice V. Hall of North Kansas City, Mo.; 20 grandchildren;;35 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Wilfred S. Millay, on Feb. 11. Casket bearers will be members of Allingham-Golding Post No. 18. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MILLER: Abb David "Pete" Miller, 58, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be this afternoon from 4 to 6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Funeral services will be Tuesday morning at 10 at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Craig Cockrell, pastor of , First, United Methodist Church officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. "Pete," as he was most commonly known, was born May 1, 1941, in Idabelle, Okla., to Norman and Anna Lee Lenard Miller. He lived in Deming for about 48 years, having moved there from California. He was a self- employed mechanic and owned M&M Auto service in Deming for many years. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and was always an avid sup-porter of 4-H and the FFA. Surviving him are two sons, David L. Miller and his wife, Guyla, of Faywood, and Roy Joe Miller and his wife, Deslee, of Mimbres; one daughter, Genea Miller of Deming; his children's mother, Jo Ann Miller of Deming; his mother, Anna Lee Miller of Deming; two brothers, Jerriel Miller of Las Cruces, and Billy Howard Miller of Deming; one sister, Anna Myrle Gore of Deming; one granddaughter, Skylar Lee Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Harley Cox, Joe Bill Nunn, Gary May, Clarence Gannaway, Jack Turner and Dee Tolman. Honorary bearers are Doug Tharp, Bob Speer, Bill Ramsey, Smokey Nunn, Dickey Thompson, and all his good friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

MILLER: Attie Ellender Johnson Miller, 83, of Silver City died Friday at Hacienda de Salud. Mrs. Miller was born July 29, 1904 to Alma Mosiah Johnson and Julia Etta Hoopes Johnson in Monroe, Sevier County, Utah. She died following an extended and valiant battle with cancer. Mrs. Miller grew up in Utah where her family was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was baptized Oct. 17, 1916 at the Monroe South Ward. She married William Byron Miller on May 15, 1925 and that same month they traveled to visit his relatives in the Northwest and then sailed for Fairbanks, Alaska, where he was employed by the U.S. Biological Survey. They lived in Fairbanks and Nome until 1931. Much of Mr. Miller's work was in the field and Mrs. Miller became an expert dogsled racer. Due to a cold weather injury that left her husband permanently disabled, they were transferred by the government to Walla Walla, Wash. In 1935, they moved to the Silver City area and lived here the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Miller was active in many charitable and service organizations including the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 0481, American Legion Auxiliary, Order of Eastern Star and Audubon Society. She served as a volunteer for 18 years at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She will be remembered for her caring service to her community and neighbors and her never-fading spontaneous humor. She is survived by a sister, Elva Johnson Hansen of Monroe, Utah; a brother, Owen Johnson of Kanab, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband in March 1987. Also preceding her in death were five of her seven brothers and sisters, Lula Johnson Iverson, Max K. Johnson, Joy Johnson Taylor, Virginia Johnson Hall and Walter Junior Johnson. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Mr. David Strain officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her numerous friends and relatives. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MILLER: Bessie Wheatley Miller, 75, a resident of Phoenix, Ariz., died in her sleep Saturday morning in Glenwood while visiting her sister, Mrs. Gus Allred. She was born Sept. 1, 1914, in Luna to Toga Mae Martin and John Calvin Wheatley. She was retired from the Arizona Highway Department and was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Visitation was to be held from 2-3 p.m. today in the Presbyterian Church of Glenwood. The funeral service was scheduled to commence at 3 p.m. with the Rev. David Rowe pastor, officiating. Concluding services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Resurrection, 3201 S. Evergreen, Tempe, Ariz. She is survived by a daughter, Minnie Mae Richards and her husband, Malcolm, of Lakesfield Park, Ariz., and Virgie Allred of Glenwood; and two grandsons, Paul Harris Richards and his wife, Patty, of Chandler, Ariz., and Ed Richards of Tempe. She is also survived by a great-grandson, Nicholas Harris Richards of Chandler. Other survivors include Buddy Allred, John Wheatley, John Rutherford, Bucky Allred, Wendy Peralta, Sybil Colby and Sarah Allred, and Pecos Peralta. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MILLER: Betty Eileen Miller, 76, of Hurley died Wednesday at Fort Bayard Med ------

MILLER: Edith "Dee" Mary Miller, 74, died Thursday in Gila Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born Jan.7, 1914, in Boston, Mass., and married Harry P. Miller. She had been a resident of Silver City for the past five years coming from Las Cruces. She was a member of the Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Silver City Woman's Club, Newcomer's Club and Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Gerald Griffin officiating. Survivors are two daughters, Mary H. Lennox of Orlando, Fla., and Sue Beck of Silver City; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Mexico Boys Ranch.  Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MILLER: Gilbert Perea Miller, 73, passed away Wednesday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1926, in Prescott, Ariz. Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Army and also in the Navy. He was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The prayer vigil will begin that evening at 7 also at Bright Funeral Home, with Tommy Ryan reciting liturgy will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Dan Porter officiating. He will be laid to rest at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors. Survivors include six nieces, Gloria Marquez and her husband, John, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Hortencia Zamora and her husband, Celso, of Silver City, Andrea Lawless of Las Cruces, Chala Jackson and her husband, Archie, of Silver City, Bernice Trevizo and her husband, Robert, of Silver City, and Frances Castro of Lancaster, Calif.; and five nephews, Rudy Sierra of Albuquerque, Jack Sierra and his wife, Stella, of Rio Rancho, Ronnie Sierra  and his wife, Priscilla, of Silver City, Federico Castro and his wife, Sandra of Lake Ellsinore, CA, and Junior Garcia of Santa Ana, Calif. He is also survived by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carmen P. Miller, in 1979, and two sisters, Zura Miller, in 1992, and Claudine Sierra, in 1993. Pallbearers will be Zamora, Jeff Marquez Rudy Luevano, Robert Trevizo, and Rudy and Ron Sierra. Honorary bearers are Reyes Montoya, Santos Sierra, Joe Chavez, Celso and Junior Zamora, and John and Tino Marquez. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MILLER: Hazel Theresa Miller, 89, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at Hacienda de Salud Nursing Home. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Clarence Miller of Silver City: two daughters, Dorothy Elvina Kupke and her husband, William, of Silver City and Marilyn Hazel Arndt and her husband, Peter, of Naperville, Ill.; a son John William Miller and his wife, Shirley, of Columbus Ohio; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Shellberg of Joliet Ill. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Silver City. Funeral services for Mrs. Miller were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. David Goble officiating. She will be sent to the Friedrich Funeral Home in Naperville for further services and interment. The family requests, that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St., Silver City, N.M. 88061. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

MILLER: Howard "HR" Miller, 80, died Thursday morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. A resident of Hurley since 1952, he served as comptroller of Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corp. until his retirement in 1981. He was born in 1915 in Gloucester City, N.J. and was a graduate of Drexel University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps from 1943-46. He married Betty Beery of Springfield, Pa., prior to his arrival in Grant County. He was an active member of the Hurley Community Church, the Silver City Rotary Club, and Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55 AF& AM. Mr. Miller was a certified public accountant and a life member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. As well, he belonged to the New Mexico Financial Executives Institute. He served as president of the board of events for Western New Mexico University for a number of years and was director of the American National Bank for 20 years. He is survived by his son, Howard R. Miller Jr., and his wife, Kathleen, and their children, Joseph and Christine Miller, all of Faywood; his daughter, Nancy Miller Werner, and her husband, John, and their children, Greg and Roger Werner, all of Caracas, Venezuela; and two sisters, Mae Hopkins of Brooklawn, NJ, and Margaret Gieseke of Warminster, Pa, He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in August of last year. His family and friends will remember him for his hearty laugh, his high sense of personal integrity and his excellent potato salad. Memorial contributions may be made to the WNMU Foundation to support scholarship funding for local recipients. A graveside service was held today at 2 in the afternoon at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Honors were accorded by Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55. Serving as casket bearers were Bill Evau, Bill Frazier, Bob Shilling, Dick Pearson, Richard Rogers and Fred Archibald. Honorary bearers were Willard Willis, Dick Gerwels, Howard Mize, Dave Kinneberg, Henry Davis, Nolan Probst, Howard Winn, Bill bolster, Randy Lemke, and the Rev. Elver Hoefer. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MILLER: J. Cloyd Miller, 88, a resident of Albuquerque for more than 30 years, died Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie M. Miller of Albuquerque; a son, Jay Miller, and his wife, Jeanette, of Santa Fe; his grandchildren, Melissa M. Barker and her husband, Lloyd, of Albuquerque and Duncan Miller of Santa Fe; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Miller of La Luz. Mr. Miller was the superintendent of schools in Deming and Silver City, and later served as president of Western New Mexico University. He served as president of the National Educator's Association and was the national president of the Retired Teachers Association. Mr. Miller was the president of the New Mexico Education Association and the founding president of the People to People Youth Ambassador program under President Eisenhower. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper N.E., with Dr. William W. Hutchinson officiating. Entombment will follow at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, 924 Menual N.E. Friends may visit French Mortuary from 6 until 9 p.m. today. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the J. Cloyd Miller Library, in care of Western New Mexico University, Silver City, N.M. 88062.

MILLER: James A. Miller, age 83, resident of 1611 S. Iron, died Sunday afternoon at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born October 11, 1897 in Cliff and was long-time area resident. Mr. Miller was retired from the New Mexico Livestock Board and had a ranch south of Deming. Funeral services were held Tuesday June 17at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Francis Wheeler officiating. Burial followed at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery. Miller is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William T. Anderson of Deming; a son, Clyde Beshell of Anaheim, California, sister, Mrs. Muriel Clark of Silver City, three grandchildren, Lynell A. Sailburg of Phoenix, Arizona, W. Bayne Anderson of Deming and Clyde Beshell, Jr. of Anaheim, California and five great-grandchildren. The Wheeler Mortuary of Deming is in charge of arrangements.

MILLER: James C. Miller, 71, a resident of Central, passed away Thursday. Mr. Miller was a retired hotel/motel manager and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Shaw officiating. Survivors are his wife, Janna Miller, and three daughters, Sandra Yost of Deming, Jaime Miller of Central and Jeanne Miller of Central. Family members selected Curtis Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

MILLER: John B. Miller, 77, a resident of Deming since 1982, died Saturday in Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. He was born Oct. 23, 1909 in Arkansas and retired from the Ray Burchfield Motor Co. in Silver City after 30 years of service. He is survived by two daughters, Vivian Mayes of San Manuel, Ariz., and Patricia Tow of Playas; one son, Robert L. Miller of Hurley; two sister, Mattie Kearby of Vallejo, Calif., and Margie Howard of Visalia, Calif.; one brother, Tommy Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. His wife, Viola, preceded him in death in 1985. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of cremation. No services are planned.

MILLER: Josephine Miller, 90, died Monday at Ft. Bayard. Mrs. Miller had lived 70 years in Long Island, NY, then moved to El Paso, Texas, where she lived for 15 years before moving to the Grant County area. She is survived by her husband, Henry C. Miller of Ft. Bayard; one daughter, Josephine Roach of Mule Creek; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Grave side funeral services for Mrs. Miller will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ft. Bayard national Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Henderson officiating. Arrangements are with Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MILLER: Leslie Earl "Mel" Miller, 63, a resident of Mimbres and formerly of Aztec, died Sunday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1925, in Missouri and worked as a livestock inspector for 16 years until his retirement in March when he moved to Mimbres. He had been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Crime Stoppers, Four States Police Officers Association and the National Rifle Association. David Strain will officiate with veteran honors accorded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post Chapter No. 18.S Survivors are his wife, Ruth Miller of Mimbres; two daughters, Laurie Miller of Mimbres, and Debbie Miller of Aztec; a sister, Deloris Estella Shaw of Troy, Mo; a cousin, H.D. Stroumberg of Bayfield, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Danielle Renee and Katherine Elizabeth Lowe. Honor guards will be members of the New Mexico Livestock Board and livestock inspectors. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MILLER: Mrs. Mable Miller, the former Mable Buck, who spent her early years in------

MILLER: Margaret "Margie" Miller, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1964, died Saturday, Oct. 16. She is survived by her son, Jay Miller, and wife, Jeanette, of Santa Fe; daughter, Janet Williams of Albuquerque; five grandchildren. Melissa Barker and husband, Lloyd, and Duncan Miller, of Scollsdale, Ariz., Shari Wickham, and husband, Larry, and J.R; Williams, all of Las Cruces, and Josette Williams of Albuquerque; great-granddaughters, Anna Wickham of Las Cruces, and Bella Williams of Albuquerque; and a brother, Charles Meyer,: and wife, Alice, of Santa Barbara, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Cloyd Miller. Mrs. Miller was a member of; Central United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Methodist Church and the Methodist Woman's Organization, and the New Mexico Federation of Women Clubs. Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, in Albuquerque. Entombment will follow, at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may visit Thursday from 3-4 p.m. at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel. Contributions may be made to the New Mexico Children's Foundation, Santa Fe. Friend Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MILLER: Marjorie P. Miller, 90, of Silver City passed away Wednesday at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

MILLER: Max M. Miller, reputed to have been one of the first white men born in Silver City, died yesterday in Hillcrest general hospital. He was 72. Miller was born here in 1878 son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Miller, early-day Silver City pioneers. He spent most of his life in Grant County, operating a livery stable for a while and working in the mining business. He lived a number of years in Gallup before returning here about five years ago. He lived at the Southern hotel. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mabel Spann, Morenci, AZ: two nieces ,Mrs. Herman Uhli and Mrs. David Scott, both of Silver City and a nephew William C. McLaughlin, Vallejo, Calif. Funeral services will be held in Cox mortuary at 3:10 tomorrow With the Rev David Holt officiating. Private burial services will be held in the family plot in the Masonic cemetery.

MILLER: Max M. Miller, one of the first residents of Grant County, died last Sunday at the Hillcrest General Hospital at the age of 72. With the exception of a few years spent in Gallup, Mr. Miller had resided here continuously and is believed to have been the first white child born in Silver City. The date of his birth was 1878. Throughout his working life the deceased was engaged in mining and at one time operated a livery stable in Silver City. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel Wednesday at3:30 p.m. with Rev. David Holt, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating. A private burial service was held at the family plot in the Masonic Cemetery where interment was made. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mable Spann, Morenci, Ariz. two nieces, Mrs. Herman Uhli and Mrs. David Scott, both of this city; and a nephew, William C. McLaughlin, Vallejo, Calif.

MILLER: Mildred F. Miller, 90, of Lordsburg passed away Sunday at Sunshine Nursing Home. Services are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.

MILLER: Ofelia Grijalva Miller, 64, of Tejeras Canyon, formerly of Hurley, entered life eternal Saturday at the University Of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, James Miller of Tijeras Canyon; two sons, Manuel Miller of Phoenix and Robert James of Tijeras Canyon; a stepson, James Miller Jr. of Albuquerque; and three daughters, Christina Miller of Tucson, Ariz., Elizabeth Stone of Albuquerque and Tonie Goodrich of Albuquerque. She is also survived by four grandchildren; three brothers, Enriquez "Wero" Grijalva of Hayden, Ariz., Carlos Grijalva of Tujunga, Calif., and Ramon Grijalva of El Toro, Calif.; four sisters, Julia Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas, Elvira Roybal of Las Vegas, Nev., Dolores Chavez of Santa Ana, Calif., and Maria Elena McGowen of Harrison, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Grijalva, in 1970; her mother, Antonia Grijalva, in 1990; and a sister-in-law, Mary Grijalva, in 1991. The prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7 in Albuquerque. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church in Tijeras Canyon. Cremation will take place after the Mass.

MILLER: Mrs. Patricia A. Miller died in a hospital in El Paso, October 18, following a stroke suffered here the evening before. She was 49. The deceased was a native of Gallup and had been a resident of Silver City for many years. She attended St. Mary's School, was a graduate of Silver High School, and Western New Mexico University where she obtained a masters degree. At the time of her death Mrs. Miller was a teacher in the Silver City Schools. She had taught at La Plata Junior High for 10 years. She was a member of P.E.O., New Mexico Education Association and the Silver City Teachers Association. She is survived by her husband, Robert Miller of Silver City, five sons, William, Dennis and Daniel, all of Silver City, David of El Frieda, Ariz. and Thomas of Tucson, Ariz. Also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mullane of Silver City, a sister Mrs. Molly Jacobson of Lexington, Ky., and a brother, William H. Mullane, Jr. of Flagstaff, Ariz. Mass of the Resurrection was at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 21 at St. Francis Newman Center with Rev. Fr. Manuel Marumba officiated. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jack Hill, Gene Ashmore, Gerald Carter, Bill Rogers, Richard Goldsmith and David Crosley.

MILLER: Ray Miller, 66, Resident of Reserve, Catron County, for 28, years, died Friday, Feb. 28, of a heart attack enroute to Reserve from his ranch. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lottie Miller, a sister, Mrs. Eva Fryar, Reserve, one nephew and two nieces, Mountain Home, Tex. Mr. Miller body was found by two friends, Ray Snyder and George Hobbs, when they went to see why he had not kept an appointment with them. He had been dead a short time. Mr. Miller was born in Edwards County, Tex., Dec 30, 1891. When a boy of 17, he came to New Mexico and worked on ranches. On May 22, 1918, he married Lottie Hicks in Deming. On Dec.30,1930, Mr. Miller birthday they moved to their present ranch located on the Frisco River and had been active cattle folk of this district ever since. Mrs. Miller will continue on at their ranch home. Burial was in the Reserve cemetery Sunday, March2, 1:30 pm with the Cox Mortuary of Silver City in charge of funeral arrangements. The Rev. Plez Edwards of the Baptist Church officiated at the private services held in the home of Mrs. Addie Henly and at the graveside. Elder Vernon J. Laney of the L.D.S. choir sang “In a Garden" and the Baptist choir sang "By the River" Mr. Miller was a well known rancher of Catron County and his influence will be a loss to all who knew him. Pallbearers were Lloyd L. McCargish Clyde McCargish, Don Hobbs, Buckle Fryar, Lynn Large, and Bill Kiehne. Out of town friends who attend the funeral were Mrs. Eva Fryar and son, Buckles, and Lynn Large of Mountain Home Tex. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tipton, Hurley; Edwin Hicks, Safford, Ariz.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reid and W.A. Hicks, Hillsboro; Constance Hicks, James Hicks and Currie Hicks all of Duncan Ariz.

MILLER: Richard W. Miller, 25, a former resident of Silver City, entered into rest Friday, June 2 at St. Frances Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. He was born Oct. 19, 1969 in Silver City to Steven H. Miller and Sharon Kay Shelburne Miller. He is survived by his father, Steven H. Miller, and his wife, Mary of Silver City; his mother, Sharon K. Holloway and her husband, Dexter, also of Silver City; three brothers, Mike and Jeff Holloway and Billy Kammerer, all of Silver City; and four sisters, Brenda K. Miller of Phoenix, Dawn M. Rainey and her husband, Johnny of Albuquerque, Stephanie Oliver and her husband, Jimmy Don of Silver City, and April Kammerer, also of Silver City. He is also survived by his grandparents, Chester and Bettie Bledsoe of Tyrone, Clara Shelburne of Punta Gorda, Fla., Rose Ann Wright of Rochester Hill, Mich. and Howard W. Miller of Indiana; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Edward Cress officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as honorary casket bearers are Larry Montano, Jim Bledsoe, Larry Bledsoe, Jeff Holloway, Randy Stephens, Bill Kammerer, Chuck Watkins, Andy Turner, Jay Kenneth, Thomas Anderson and David Miller. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MILLER: Robert Fount Miller passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He was born Jan. 24, 1926, to Ulric Fount Miller and Dana Bess (Lucas) Miller in Marfa, Texas. Much of his early life was spent at Florida (near Deming) and later in El Paso, Texas. He attended New Mexico Teacher's College, where he met and married Patricia Mullane of Silver City. After starting a family, Mr. Miller graduated from the University of New Mexico. He began teaching at Valley High School in Albuquerque in 1956, and later taught in Phoenix, Uruguay and Nigeria. In 1965, Mr. Miller was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and did curriculum development in Montevideo, Uruguay. Mr. Miller moved his family to Aivetoro, Nigeria, for two years while teaching and writing for Harvard University. He returned to Silver City in 1968. He taught biology at Western New Mexico University until his retirement in 1991. Mr. Miller will also be remembered for numerous performances in local theater productions. He is survived by five sons, Rick Miller and family, Dennis Miller and family, and Dan Miller and family of Las Vegas, N.M., and Tom Miller and family of Tallahassee, Fla.; eight grandchildren; his brothers, Billy J. Miller of Silver City, Richard Miller of Oklahoma City and Travis Miller of Albuquerque; and his sister, Mildred Kinnikin of Bosque Farms. At Mr. Miller's request, there will be no services. The family requests, in lieu of flowers donations to a favorite charity or to the Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Western New Mexico University Foundation. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MILLER: Graveside services for Robert I. Miller, 68, of Deming will be at 10 a.m. today at Mountain View Cemetery, with arrangements by Baca's Funeral Chapels. Miller died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Vange Miller; son, Marty Miller; daughter Joan Sailey, all of Deming; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

MILLER: Funeral services for Robert L. Miller, 83, Deming pioneer and civic leader, were held Wednesday at 10AM at Mahoney Funeral chapel, with the Rev. George Canon of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Born in Ashe County N. C. Mr. Miller came to Deming in 1907 and figured prominently in the development of the town and Luna County. He was a director of the Chamber of Commerce in Deming’s early days. Mr. Miller died Sunday in an El Paso hospital. He was a retired real estate man and one of Deming’s oldest citizens. Survivors include R. L. Miller, Jr., manager of the Paso Del Norte Hotel in El Paso from 1942 to 1957 and now manager of a hotel in Long Beach, Calif. Another son, Orville L. Miller, El Paso, is insurance supervisor for the El Paso Natural Gas Co. A third son, Bower, is owner of the Vogue Dress Shop in Deming. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. E. G. Berry of Napa, Calif., and Mrs. D. T. Stallings of Albany CA; and five grandchildren.

MILLER: Death on Tuesday took its toll in the passing of Sidney Morgan Miller, 78, at his home in Silver City. He was a native Texan, born in Jeff Davis County, where his early life was spent on the 02 Ranch. He came to Grant County some 30 years ago and was care-taker of the Gold Gulch mining claims in the White Signal District. Later for 15 years he was employed on the Stewart Pinkerton ranch in Greenwood Canyon. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

MILLER: A memorial Mass for Thelma Irene Miller will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Mrs. Miller died July 3 in Silver City. She was born Nov. 18, 1904 in Carmen, Okla. Her husband, Dr. Lawrence F. Miller, passed away in 1960. She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Hamilton; her godson, John A. Hamilton Sr. of Silver City; her sister, Wathena M. Whinery of Kansas City, Mo; and four grandchildren.

MILLER: Thomas L. Miller, 78, died July 5 in Medina, Texas. He was a former resident of Grant County, and began working at Chino Mines in 1937. He married Verna Mattox in 1940, and in 1946 they began ranching in the Burro Mountains. The two owned several ranches in New Mexico and she taught school for 30 years in Grant County. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 4 of the Mimbres, the Scottish Rite and the Georgetown Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife and three sisters. Burial will be in Bandera, Texas.

MILLER: Ulric Fount Miller, 66, Lordsburg automobile dealer for number of years, died Monday, Feb. 13, in Hillcrest Hospital following surgery. Mr. Miller was born April 28, 1901 in Tularosa, New Mexico. He grew up and attended school in Tularosa and what is now called Ruidoso Downs. He was service manager for Casner Motor Co. in El Paso in early 1927 and moved to Deming in 1930 where he was engaged in ranching. During World War II Mr. Miller was in charge of motor transportation at the Deming Air Base, and became service manager of Brem Chevrolet in Deming when the air base closed. He later became a partner in Brem Chevrolet until 1950 when he purchased Musgrove Chevrolet in Lordsburg. Mr. Miller attended the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg. He was active in civic affairs, serving four years as city councilman in Lordsburg. He belonged to the Rotary Club while in Deming and was a member of the Lordsburg Lions Club until reasons of health made him give up attendance. Survivors include his wife, Genevieve; five sons, Robert Miller of Nigeria, Africa; Billy Miller of Ft. Bayard; Dee Miller of Albuquerque; Richard Miller of Oklahoma City; T. C. Miller of Albuquerque; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Kinnikin of Belen, N. M.; three step-children, Mrs. C. W. Steele of Dallas; Mrs. Preston Lindsay of Lordsburg; and Gary Corbell of Avondale, Arizona; two brothers, Ira Miller of Denver; and E. E. Miller of Ruidoso Downs; and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Heather Chapel Thursday, February 16, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Baker of the First Baptist Church, Jal, N. M., officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the Lordsburg Elks Lodge No. 1813 at Mountain View Cemetery.

MILLER: Vinnia Viola Miller, 70, a resident of 1101 Shelly Drive No. 24 in Deming died Friday afternoon at the Mimbres Memorial hospital in Deming. She was born Jan. 18, 1915 in Onapa, Okla. and was a retired musician. She had been a resident of Deming for three years having moved here from Silver city. Memorial services were held this morning at Baca’s/Wheeler funeral home. The Rev Max Nunley pastor of the Bibleway Baptist church officiated. Cremation took place at Evergreen memorial Park in El Paso. Survivors include her husband, John Miller of the home; a son, Robert L. Miller of Hurley; two daughters, Patricia low of Playas, and Vivian Ives, of San Manuel, Ariz. ; one sister, Leona McBride of Pragime, Okla. ; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

MILLER: William Miller, 74, from Lordsburg, died Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MILLER: William Byron Miller, 91, passed away Tuesday in the Hacienda de Salud rest home. He was born of William E. Miller and Abigale Allyn Miller on May 14, 1895, in Goldendale, Wash. He was a longtime resident of Grant County. He belonged to Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8 AF and AM, was a life member of the Scottish Rite, was a member of the American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans of Grant County, the local chapter of 40 and 8, Sons of the American Revolution, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Audubon Society. He had earned the Silver Beaver Award in the Boy Scouts. He was a U.S. Biological Survey retiree. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Attie, of Silver City; two sisters, Mary Marsh of Coliente, Nev., and Dorothy Simmons of Stevenson, Wash.; and one brother, Herbert Allyn Miller, also of Stevenson. Services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Center at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Friday. Pallbearers will be Lynn Detweiler, Robert Madero, Stanton Wallace, Nobel LaFond, Eloy Parra and Max Villalobos. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow Legionnaires and all his friends. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MILLER: an evening memorial was held Monday for the late William J Miller of Dennyville, Maine, in the Rose Garden of Memory Lane cemetery, in Silver City. The Rev Kenneth Schultz officiated. Survivors include Violet C Miller of Silver City; a son Frank L Miller of Silver City; and a daughter, Laura Miller Thompson of Pinos Altos. Contributions may be made to the Town and country Garden Club, Silver City.

MILLICAN: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bazil Millican of Silver City died in Hillcrest General Hospital Monday. Burial took place in Mountain View cemetery at Lordsburg.

MILLIGAN: Beulah "Skeeter" Milligan, 79, of La Mesa, formerly of Apache Creek, passed away Friday, March 26, at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1920, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Ollie and Martha Wilkey Sauls. She had been a resident of Apache Creek since 1932, relocating to La Mesa in 1992. Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, Albert Milligan of the family home; one daughter,, Ann Lane and her husband, Billy, of La Mesa;' two sons, Loyd Milligan and his wife, Dona, of Los Lunas, and Clayton Dee Milligan and his wife, Lisa, of Duncan, Ariz.; one sister, Jean Beach of Hamilton, Texas; and a daughter-in-law, Jan Milligan, also of Los Lunas. Other survivors include 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, John Milligan. A graveside service was to be held today at 2 p.m. in the Reserve Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Griffith and the Rev. Dave Synder officiating. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MILLIGAN: Funeral services for Henery Nicholas Milligan, 82, of Apache Creek were held in the Reserve Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Horton Irvin officiating. Mr. Milligan died in the Deming Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Wheeler Mortuary of Deming was In charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Preston Porter, Ross Long Baxter Alexander, Clifford Lanes, Robert Freich and Robert Moore. Ushers were Bill Lane and John Brampton. The deceased, a life-time resident, was born in Reserve Jan. 5, 1886. He married Grace Elizabeth Simmons in January 1910 who preceded him in death Jan. 1965. They resided at Apache Creek. Survivors include four sons, Albert L. and Thomas W. of Apache Creek, Robert B. of Deming and Adrian F. of Columbus; ten grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

MILLIKEN: Mrs. Gladys M. Milliken, 68, a 39 year resident of Silver City and a former businesswoman here, died at Hillcrest General Hospital Sunday following a brief illness. Mrs. Milliken, the widow of Charles T. Milliken, who died in 1969 and the daughter of the late Mrs. Roscoe Wright; was a native of St. John, Utah. Immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Leland Miller Missoula, Mont., 2 grandchildren and sister, Mrs. Harry Canster of Silver City. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chapel of the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, with the interment following in the Masonic Cemetery. Bishop Earl B. Young of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiated. Casket bearers were Charles St. Johns, Harry Bright, Alvin Franks, Richard Tatsch, Frank Tatsch and Thomas P. Foy.

MILLS: George T. Mills 51, of Silver City, died Sunday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Mills was born in California hut had been a longtime resident of Grant county He was self-employed He is survived by his wife Josie of Silver City and his mother Eloise A Bristol of Joshua Tree, Ca. Memorial services will be held at the Wheeler Funeral chapel with the Rev Miki West officiating. Arrangements are by Wheeler.

MILLS: John Ellis Mills, 95, died in Silver City. Mr. Mills was born in Tremont, Pennsylvania and had spent most of his life at Lake Ellsinore, CA and was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, a life member of the Masonic Lodge and a charter member of Ellsinore Lions Club. He worked as a pit Foreman for a brick company. John is survived by two daughters, Jane Hailey of Prescott, AZ, Martha Jo Dunn of Silver City; one son, Walter Mills of San Juan Capistrano, CA and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Mills in 1972 and one son, John B. Mills in 1983. Funeral services were held at the First United Presbyterian Church at Lake Ellsinore, CA and officiating at the services was Rev. Covell Hart. Interment followed at Ellsinore Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ingvar Johnson, Norman Chaffin, Harry Hilke, Robert Hilke, Lloyd Chandler and Hugh Walker. Arrangements were by Evans Brown Mortuary of Lake Ellsinore, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Presbyterian Church of Lake Ellsinore, CA. Local arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MILLS: Kenneth .W Mills, 48, who had been a resident of Silver City for the past ten years, and was in charge of the book shop at Western Mexico University died last Wednesday after a brief illness. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mail Mills of Silver City; six sisters, Mrs. Ed Werner of Silver City; Mrs. Gladys Sullivan of Bloomington, Md.; Mrs. Ed Bailey of Tuscola, IL, Mrs. William S. Brown of Lake Oswego, Ore.; Mrs. Carl Chipwood, Houston, Tex.; and Mrs. Lee Daugherty of Bellefontaine Ohio; his mother Mrs. Theodore Mills of Bloomington; and one brother, Tolman Mills of’ Tucson, AZ. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Donald Schmidt of the Lutheran Church conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.  

MILLS: Thomas I. Mills, 73, died Thursday at his residence north of Glenwood. He was born in Cookville, TN but had been a resident of Catron County for 10 years. He retired from the New Mexico State Highway Department 11 years ago after having been employed with them for 22 years. Mills is survived by his wife, Emma Kelly Mills, of Glenwood; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Beavers of Washington; three sons, Franklin of Houston, Daniel of El Paso and George of Killeen Texas; one stepdaughter, Geraldine Fritz of Las Cruces; one stepson, Harold C. Keith of Glenwood, 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; Six step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Mills is also survived by one brother, Simon Mills, of Muskogee, Ok. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Benton, Young, Chance and Pies Mills and two sisters Lizzie and Ollie Mills. Graveside services were held June 13 at the Alma Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Dykstra officiating. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MILNER: Harley Milner, 64, of Las Cruces died Saturday in Fort Bayard Veteran’s hospital. Funeral services were conducted in the Fort Bayard chapel with burial in the Fort Bayard cemetery.

MILOVICH: Mark Lee Milovich, 32, son of Dushan P. and Geraldine Milovich, died in Ruidoso on Tuesday, Jan. 6. He was born in Bisbee, Ariz., on April 27, 1965. He is survived by his loving parents; his brother and sister-in-law, Todd Steven and Dawn Milovich; two nieces, Lauren and Amanda Milovich; his grandparents, Nick and Louise Elisoff; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Nemanja Church in Bisbee. Father Stevan Gagic will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. All arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel of Bisbee. Pallbearers are David DelGiudice, Nick Balich, Tony Trujillo, Mike Conner, David Elisoff, Paul Daw and Jimmie Daw. Honorary bearers are Steve Balich, Mark Garland, Rod Powell and William Cox. A memorial fund has been established. Contributions may be made through AmBank in Silver City.

MIMS: J. Avery Mims, 72, operator of the boat dock at Elephant Butte Lake for the past 7½ years, died Saturday at Truth or Consequences. He had been a resident there for the past 20 years and in the state since 1909. Mr. Minis served 4 years as a County commissioner in Grant County; operating a store in Hurley for 7½ years; and was employed by the State Highway Department for 10 years. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Bud, Espanola, and H. A. of T. or C.; three daughters, Mrs. T. W. Andrews, Durango, CO, Mrs. R. N. Hoffman Alamogordo and Mrs. Jessie Grady, T or C. Funeral services were held Monday in the First Methodist Church at T. or C. where burial took place,

MIMS: Opal C. Mims, 81, formerly of Pinos Altos, passed away Friday in Safford, Ariz. She was born at Sallisaw, Okla., Dec. 10,1911, and moved from Oklahoma at the age of 4 to Roganville, Texas. Her parents were Allen Isaac Force and Emma Williams, both deceased. She was married to John Henry Mims on April 2, 1942, in Williams, Ariz. He preceded her in death June 28, 1970. A sister, Carman A. Zorn, predeceased her Sept. 22, 1988. Mrs. Mims graduated from high school at Kirbyville, Texas, in 1930. She attended State Teachers College in Nacogdoches, Texas, graduating in 1934; the University of New Mexico, graduating with a bachelor's degree in education in 1939; and New Mexico Western College, graduating with a Master of Science degree in education in 1955. She taught all over New Mexico and retired while teaching in Lordsburg. Her hobbies were painting, movies, playing bingo and gathering materials to use for teaching in her classes. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bill Miller officiating at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery. Georgetown Chapter No. 4, Order of the Eastern Star, will conclude the service. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

MINCH: Earl Lewis Minch, 63, a graduate of New Mexico Western College, died suddenly at the home of his son, Robert Earl Minch, at San Bernardino CA during the Thanksgiving holiday. Mr. Minch received his B. S. degree at Western in 1951 and his M S degree in 1952. On the same dates, his son Robert received the same degrees. Mr. Minch had taught school in Indiana and Michigan before coming to Western and since receiving his degrees, had been teaching in California. He was a member of the Dos Palos Christian Church. He is survived by his widow, Hollie Minch, his son, Robert, and two grandsons, Robert Lewis and Kenneth Earl. Funeral services were held at San Bernardino.

MINERD: Anne Manquero Minerd, 72, died Wednesday in Silver City. Mrs. Minerd was born in Pinos Altos and had moved back to Grant County to live after her retirement She was a nurse and a communicant of the St. Francis Newman Center. She is survived by one sister, Katy Manquero Telles of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Minerd and a son, Donald Otero, in 1978. Rosary recitation will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. John. Tickle’ officiating. Interment will follow in the Pines Altos Cemetery in Pinos Altos. Pallbearers will be Oscar Polanco, Steve Polanco, Freddy Polanco, David Polanco, Tommy Polanco and Michael Carrillo. Funeral arrangements are by the Wheeler’ Funeral Home of Silver City.

MINERD: Paul Wayne Minerd, 58, passed away Thursday, December 14 in Silver City. Mr. Minerd was a native of Jennerstown, Pennsylvania. He retired from the Army in 1965 and was the Chief dispatcher for the Grant County Sheriff's Department at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife Anne M. Minerd of Pinos Altos, four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hetzler of Sommerset, Pa., Mrs. Esther Vesek of Jennerstown, Pa., Mrs. Bertha Blubaugh of Cridersville, Pa., Mrs. Lillian Bailey of Oakridge, Pa., two brothers, Don Minerd of Sommerset, Pa., and Mel Minerd of Buffalo, New York. Funeral services were Monday, December 18 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Reverend Eugene Bjork officiating. Burial followed with Military Honors in Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Sgt. Steve Gonzales, Sgt. Steve Douglas, Deputy Frank Granado, Deputy Bill Pepler, Deputy Gilbert Perez and Deputy Bobby Ryan, all of the Sheriff's Department. Honorary pallbearers were John Anderson, Jimmy Montoya and Dewey Kelly.

MINKLER: Roy G Minkler died early Friday morning, Dec. 9 in Reserve. He was born Aug. 11, 1945 in Los Angeles Calif. Survivors include his wife Esther; two daughters, Penney and Patricia; his mother and stepfather, Jane and Fred Gesvaldi; his grandmother, Jane Fargo; a sister, Janet and two step-brothers, Dick and Jimmy. Funeral services were conducted the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Reserve with Pastor Jake Snyder presiding. Interment followed at the Seventh Day Adventist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Muse, Ruben Peralta, Allen Lambert, Jackie Kalberg, Dick Gesvaldi, and Jimmy Gesvaldi. Honorary pallbearers were Wilfred Estrada, Kenneth Kelly, Jack Kolberg and Steve Trujillo. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MINOR: Raymond D Minor, a former resident of Bayard, died June 19 in CA. He was a brother of S F (Frosty) Minor. Mr. and Mrs. Minor attended the funeral services returning home the past week.

MINOR: Forrest W. "Bill" Minor, a former resident of Bayard, died in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 4 after a long illness. Mr. Minor graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, attended Western New Mexico University and retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He then formed Minor Investments, from which he recently retired. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; a son, Robert W. Minor; two daughters, Cheryl and Stephanie; a brother, Col. Richard Minor; and his mother, Emma B. Minor. He is preceded in death by his father, S.F. Minor, a sister, Joyce, and a sister-in-law, Mary Minor.

MINTZER: Jack Mintzer, 82, of Silver ‘City ‘died Saturday at Horizon Southwest. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MIRANDA: Delores G. Miranda, 89, of Pinos Altos, died June 29. Mrs. Miranda was born June 5, 1893, in Monticello, N.M., the daughter of E. and Feliciana Eliz Garcia. She had lived in New Mexico all of her life and was a communicant of St. Alexis Church in Pinos Altos. Mrs. Miranda is survived by five sons, Gene Miranda of Silver City, Lee Joe Miranda of Torrence, Calif., Frank Miranda, Martin Miranda Jr., and Claudio Miranda, all of Albuquerque; three daughters, Feliciana Brown and Delores L. Brown, both of Silver City and Susie Romero of Truth or Consequences; 14 grandsons, three granddaughters and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin, in November, 1972. Rosary recitation was July 1 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated July 2 at St. Francis Newman Center Parrish. The Rev. Vincent Calderon officiated both services. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Arden Miranda, David M. Romero, Eric R. Brown, Marvin M. Romero, Rand Gerard Miranda, Ray R. Romero, and Richard L. Miranda. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MIRANDA: Felipe D. Miranda, 59, a resident of Las Cruces, died Wednesday. The funeral liturgy service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral in Las Cruces. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel in Las Cruces.

MIRANDA: Frank Miranda, 69, a former Grant County resident, died Nov. 27 in Albuquerque. Mr. Miranda worked in Grant County mines until 1958, when he moved to Albuquerque. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by three brothers, Gene of Silver City, Martin of Albuquerque, and Claudio and his wife, Mabel, also of Albuquerque. He is also survived by three sisters, Feliciana Brown and Dolores L. Brown and her husband, Clarence, of Silver City and Susie Romero of Truth or Consequences. Survivors also include numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. He was buried Nov. 30 at the veteran’s National Cemetery in Santa Fe.

MIRANDA: Higinio G. "Gene" Miranda, 77, a longtime area resident, entered eternal rest Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center, wherehe had been a resident for the last two and a half months. He was born July 16, 1916, in Monticello. Mr. Miranda was an Army veteran of World War II and for many years was a cowpuncher at several area ranches. He worked on construction until his retirement. His memberships included the Roman Catholic Church, Silver City Moose Lodge, American Legion and Grant County-Fort Bayard Post No.1 of the Disabled American Veterans. Calling hours will begin at 4 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the rosary service will be held at 7, led by Deacon Johnnie Perez. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 at St. Francis Newman Center. The Rev. George Reynolds will officiate and the rite of committal will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where veteran honors will be accorded. He is survived by two brothers, Martin and Claudio Miranda of Albuquerque; three sisters, Feliciana Brown of Silver City, Susie Romero of Truth or Consequences and Dolores Brown of Silver City; a nephew raised at the family home, Lee Joe Miranda of Torrance, Calif.; and several other nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be David and Daniel Barde, Eric and Wesley Brown, Isaac Chavez, Raul and Chris Miranda, and Enrique Trujillo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MIRANDA: John Serna Miranda, 58, a former Grant County resident, entered eternal rest Friday in Anaheim, Calif. He was born May 11, 1936, to Robert S. and Elvira (Serna) Miranda. He was raised in the Grant County area and moved to California in 1956. He is survived by his wife, Esther Miranda, of the home, and two sons, Johnny Miranda Jr. and Robert Miranda, also of the home. He is also survived by his brother, Robert, and his wife, Nena, of Anaheim; and three grandchildren. Mr. Miranda was preceded in death by his mother, Elvira Aguilera, in 1992. Calling hours are from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the rosary at 7 p.m. with the Rev. John Jusseaume reciting. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev. Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be George Chip, Tino S. Barrera Jr., Johnny Cardoza, Johnny Miranda, Robert Miranda and Genaro Valenzuela. Honorary bearers are Jessie Miranda and Isaac Chavez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MIRANDA: Jose Sanchez Miranda, 70, a retired oiler for Chino Mines and a lifelong resident of Central, entered life eternal Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born in Eagle, N.M., on Oct. 17, 1922, to the late Santiago and Magdalena (Sanchez) Miranda. Mr. Miranda was a communicant of Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church of Central. Calling hours will begin at 4 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will start at 7 p.m. with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting the rosary. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Lindsey as officiate. The rite of committal will follow at Central Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his sons, Joe Adam A. Miranda of Central, Ruben A. Miranda Sr. of Salomonville, Ariz., and John A. Miranda of Central; his daughters, Bertha Mae Rosales of Central, Rita M. Galaviz of Turlock, Calif., Susan M. Burrous of Springdale, Ark., Ruby M. Lucero of Fort Bayard, and Eva M. Sierra of Central; his brothers, Neffe Miranda and Cristobal Miranda of Truth or Consequences; his sisters, Isedria Montoya of Truth or Consequences, Isabel Miranda of Central, Ramona M. Thomas of Truth or Consequences and Elisia Trujillo of Hanover; his former wife, Stella A. Miranda of Central; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Serving as casket bearers will be Cristobal Miranda, Neffe Miranda, Henry Trujillo, Richard Montoya, Keith Burrous and Ronnie Sierra. Honorary bearers will be Melvin Sedillo, Gregg Galaviz, Rodney Barragan, Matthew J. Burrous and Ruben B. Miranda Jr. Entrusted to th care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MIRANDA: Robert B. Miranda died Jan. 12 in Silver City. He was born Feb. 11, 1916. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Miranda is survived by his wife Mrs. Esther A. Miranda; two daughters, Nellie Miranda of Truth or Consequences and Mary Helen Miranda of Silver City; three sons, Richard Miranda of Silver City, Johnny Miranda of Hurley and Robert Miranda of Anaheim, Calif.; three sisters, Ramona Miranda and Charlotte Millan, both of Anaheim, Calif. and Olivia Moreno of Placencia, Calif.; two brothers, Armando and Frank Miranda of Silver City; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Jan. 13 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Jan. 14 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Mon. A. James Milano officiating at both services. Interment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Johnny Miranda Jr., Ruben Arellano, Robert P. Miranda, Ernie Misquez, Eddie Miranda and Robert Delgado. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MIRANDA: Sally Miranda, 35, a resident of Silver City, died Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MIRANDA: Stella A. Miranda, 67, a retired nursing technician and resident of Central, entered life eternal Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 9, 1926, in San Antonio, N.M., to the late Victor B. and Nicanora (Sedillo) Armijo. She was a communicant of Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church of Central and a member of the Crusillita. Survivors include her sons, Joe Adam A. Miranda of Central, Ruben A. Miranda Sr. of Salomonville, Ariz., and John A. Miranda of Central; her daughters, Bertha Mae Rosales of Central, Rita M. Galaviz of Turlock, Calif., Susan M. Burrous of Springdale, Ariz., Ruby M. Lucero of Fort Bayard and Eva M. Sierra of Central; her brothers, Luis Armijo of Fullerton, Calif, Johnny Armijo of Belen, and Mariano Armijo of Fierro; and her sisters, Ramona A. Hinojos of Deming and Elizabeth A. Llamas of Bayard. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding her in death was Jose S. Miranda, a former husband. Calling hours will begin at 4 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil beginning at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church in Central with the Rev. Michael Lindsay as celebrant. The rite of committal will follow at Central Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Casket bearers will be Melvin M. Sedillo, Gregg M. Galaviz, Rodney D. Barragan, Luis H. Rosales Jr., Israel Rosales and Ruben B. Miranda Jr. Honorary bearers will be Gabriel J. Sedillo, Luis Armijo, Johnnie Armijo, Mariano Armijo, Andres Apodaca, Neffe Miranda, Cristobal Miranda and her many grandsons. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MIRANDA: Thomas (Tommy) Miranda, 21 died Tuesday morning on Race Track Road in Grant County. He was born in Silver City and had been a resident of Albuquerque for several years until moving hack to Silver City three years ago. He was employed as a cook for the Holiday Motor Hotel in Silver City and was a state senior councilor for the Albuquerque Boys Club. He is survived by his parents Albert and Lorrie ----ack of Albuquerque, one sister, --atty Ma---- Central; three brothers., Willie ------ack, David -----ack and ------  --------ack, all of Albuquerque; his maternal grandmother, Matilda Rascon of Bayard; his paternal grandmother, Isabel Miranda of Central his brother-in-law , Benjamin Maynes of Central two nieces, Stephanie and Sandi Maynes; one nephew Benjamin Maynes Jr.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary recitation will be held tonight and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 am in our Lady of Fatima Catholic church. Both services will he held in Bayard with the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating at both services. Interment will follow at the Fierro cemetery in Fierro. Serving as pallbearers will be Arthur Quintana, David Michaelback, Arlen Crespin, Dama Perez, Joe G---nie and Arnold Lopez. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MISENHIMER: Dan Misenhimer, 47, widely known cattle buyer of the Southwest and representative of a livestock feeding firm, cited Sunday at his home in Wilcox, Arizona. He was a former resident of Silver City. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Virginia Misenhimer and a daughter, Michelle, of Willcox; a son, Dan, Jr., of Tucson; and his mother, Mrs. Sue Misenhimer of San Diego, Calif. A Rosary service was held Tuesday in Wilcox. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following in the Willcox Cemetery.

MISQUEZ: Anastacio Misquez, 100, of Silver City died Friday, Oct 7, in Fort Bayard Medical Center. Misquez was born in December 1882 in Mesilla Park, N.M., the son of Santiago and Pascuala Garcia Misquez, and had resided in Silver City since 1961. H was a member of St. Vincent  de Paul Catholic Church and was employed as a laborer with Kennecott Copper Mines for 13 years before his retirement. Misquez is survived by his wife, Belen Misquez, of Silver City three daughters Trim Misquez and Magdalena Delfin of Silver City and Frances Montoya of Mimbres Valley; two sons, Domingo Misquez of Bayard and Ernesto Misquez of Silver city; nine grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Rosary was recited Oct 9 in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Oct 10 in St Vincent De Paul catholic church. Both services were under the direction of Monsignor James A Milano. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery, Silver city. Servings as pallbearers were Randy Delfin, Edward Misquez, Davis Misquez, Daniel Misquez, Victor Gutierrez, arrangements by Curtis Bright.

MISQUEZ: Belen R. Misquez, 86, of Silver City passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. A prayer vigil will be held at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with interment at the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Rod Nichols will officiate. She is survived by her daughter, Trini Misquez of Silver City;  her sons, Ernest Misquez of Silver City and Domingo Misquez of Deming three grandsons Edward Misquez of Arenas Valley, David Misquez. of Farmington and Daniel Misquez of Silver City; a granddaughter Carman M. Gutierrez of Bayard; six great-grandsons; and nine great granddaughters. Pallbearers will be Edward Misquez, David Misquez, Daniel Misquez, Victor Gutierrez, Eddie Misquez and James Polanco. Family members selected Curtis-Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

MITCHELL: Graveside services for Mrs. Angie Mitchell, 81, who died Tuesday in El Paso, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Silver City cemetery with Mr. Kenneth Marra Officiating. The deceased was a former resident of Grant County, residing here from 1917-18. Her husband, M. E. Mitchell, preceded her in death in 1951 and is interred at the city cemetery. Final rites were held in El Paso yesterday. Survivors are M. E. Mitchell, El Paso, and Frederick Mitchell Midland, Tex. Interment is to be directed by Cox Mortuary.

 MITCHELL: Annie Mitchell, 94, died Sunday, September 23, in Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Dwyer, New Mexico and had been a life long resident of Grant County where she was a member of Eastern Star for fifty years of which she was a past Matron. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Clara Wasson of Las Cruces, and two nieces, Mrs. Ruby Black of Las Cruces and Mrs. Ruth Martin of Sun City, Ariz. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, September 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Wayne Blanton and the Mimbres Chapter of the Eastern Star officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane. Serving as pallbearers were Ed Martin, James Martin, Tom Martin, Larry Eby, Harvey Eby, and Mike Eby.

MITCHELL: Ena A. Mitchell, 86, a Lordsburg resident, died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visitation will begin at 10 Saturday morning at the Lordsburg High School cafeteria and the funeral service will be held there that afternoon at 2 with Bishop Voyd Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born Jan. 3, 1906, in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a probate judge in Hidalgo County. She spent most of her life in the Lordsburg area and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by three sons, Charles R. Walter of Las Cruces, Howard M. Walter of Lordsburg and David W. Walter of Arnold, Md.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Charles R. Walter Jr., Keith Walter, Eric Walter, Robert Jones, Bernard Richardson and Jim Wisan. Honorary bearers will be all her nephews. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

MITCHELL: Word was received the past week by Mrs. Robert I Kirchman of Silver City and Lordsburg, of the death in Glendale, Calif., of Edward Houston Mitchell, at the age of 80 years. He was one of Silver City’s prominent attorneys 50 years ago, beginning practice here following graduation from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo. In 1918, he married Miss Louise Crawford, member of the pioneer Crawford family of Silver City and the sister of Mrs. Kirchman. To this union two children were born, a daughter, Margot Mitchell Kelley, now residing in Berkeley, Calif., and a son, Lieut. Commander Henry Terry Mitchell, U. .8. Air Force, stationed at Moffett Field.

MITCHELL: Faye Bell Mitchell, 65, of Silver City entered eternal rest Thursday, April 30, at her home, She was born May 24, l932, in Mimbres to Ralph and, Esther Mathews Mattocks. Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker and was a member of the Georgetown Chapter, of the Order of Eastern Star. A memorial service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Floyd Robertson, officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors, include her husband, Walter W. Mitchell Sr. of Silver City; a daughter, Shirley Gibbons, and husband Michael, of Page, Texas; two stepsons, Waiter W. Mitchell Jr. and wife, Carol, of Silver City, and James L Mitchell and wife, Jane, of Silver City; three sisters, Verna Miller of Mimbres, Ena Osborn of Mimbres and Barbara Lee of Arenas Valley; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MITCHELL: Flora Betty Mitchell, 57, a lifelong resident of Grant County, died Tuesday at home. She was born July 31, 1931, in Gila at home. She was an office manager for 1 1/2 years at Yucca Ford and a member of the third ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City. Presiding at the services will be Bishop Chuck Hamilton. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Mitchell of Arenas Valley; two sons, Kenneth Kingston of Lubbock, Texas, and Dwight Mitchell of Wright, Wyo.; three daughters, Jamie Rowland of Silver City, Geri Vaughn of Mimbres and Shelly Kimmick of Silver City; and 13 grandchildren, Krystyn Kingston, Kelly Kingston, Merrie Kae Mitchell, Melodie Mitchell, Raymond Mitchell, James Rowland, Margaret Rowland, Kenneth Rowland, Serena Rowland, Elizabeth Rowland, Paul Vaughn, Jeremy Vaughn and Daniel Vaughn. Pallbearers will be Kelly Howell, Haskell Howell, Dale Fuentes, Ray Fuentes, Bob Kimmick and Earl Steele. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MITCHELL: Memorial services were held Tuesday for Gary Gordon Mitchell, who died Saturday, Jan. 3, in San Francisco. He was 49. A native of Albuquerque, Mr. Mitchell was a resident of Santa Cruz., Calif., for more than 35 years. He was a graduate of Soquel. High School and served four years in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Mitchell owned and operated G.M. Drafting Service, in Capitola, Calif., and was an active member and past president of the Capitola Host Lions Club. He received the Lion of the Year award for his outstanding service and was a lifetime member of the National Lions Eye Foundation. Mr. Mitchell is survived by a son, John Mitchell of Santa Cruz; a daughter, Melinda Mitchell of Santa Cruz; his mother, Dorothy Mitchell of Silver City; two brothers, Allen Mitchell of Silver City and Jan Mitchell of Coeur d Alene, Idaho; a sister, Dona Horton of Silver City; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Contributions are preferred to the National Lions Eye Bank.

MITCHELL: Word was received here of the death of Mrs. George Mitchell, a former resident, on Sept 12 in Whittier Calif. She is survived by her husband, a daughter and family. The Mitchell’s operated a men’s furnishing store In the early 1900’s in what is now the Paul R. Gantz Jewelry location

MITCHELL: Gertrude Brown Mitchell, 86, a long time Grant County resident, entered eternal rest Thursday in Albuquerque. She was born Jan. 4, 1905, in Attica, Iowa. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Tyrone Chapter No.41. She was the superintendent of Hillcrest General Hospital, a public health nurse, a school nurse and an industrial nurse at Phelps Dodge. Calling hours are from 4-6 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10, with the Rev. Gorton Smith of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Concluding services will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include one son, John Mitchell and his wife, Ann, of Albuquerque; two daughters, Mary Manwaring and her husband, Ray, of Albuquerque, and Diane Neuenschwander and her husband, David, of Maryland; two brothers, Clifford Brown and Bus Brown; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Serving as casket bearers will be Dean Battischill, Fred Prevost, Darwin Bleak, David Fischer, Levi Bradberry and Tom Truax. Honorary bearers will be Mark Buchanan, James Buchanan and Steven Mitchell. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MITCHELL: James A. Mitchell Jr., 68, a Fort Bayard resident, entered life eternal Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1923. Mr. Mitchell was a member of the Episcopal Church and a retired accountant. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his mother, Alva Garfield of Albuquerque; a daughter, Katherine Wellington of Fairfax, Va.; and two sisters, Josephine Degner of San Jose, Calif., and Lytel Fozard of Washington, D.C. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MITCHELL: Janet Lynn, day-old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mitchell of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at Hillcrest Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday with burial in the Silver City cemetery under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

MITCHELL: Dr. John C. Mitchell, widely known doctor and public health official, died Friday, September 23 at the Fort Bayard Hospital. He was 80. Dr. Mitchell came to Grant County in 1929 and served on the medical staff of Kennecott Copper Corporation, and later was the company physician for Empire Zinc in Hanover. A graduate of the University of Colorado Medical School in 1927, he later attended John Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health where he received a masters degree in Public Health. The deceased served as public health officer for Grant, Luna and Hidalgo counties or over 31 years. He was Grant County medical examiner and coroner until 1975. Dr. Mitchell was a member of the American Public Health Association and was honored by that organization in 1976. In a certificate received from the association he was paid tribute for over 40 year’s service to the association. He was also a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Preventive Medicine. He was honored by the Board of Regents and Medical Alumni Association of the University of Colorado “in recognition of 50 years or more medical practice after graduation from the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. He was a 56 year member of the Columbia Lodge No. 14, AF&AM., a member of the Tyrone chapter of the Eastern Star.

MITCHELL: John M. "Moose" Mitchell Jr., 71, a former Grant County resident, died March 7 in Parris, Calif. Mr. Mitchell was born Jan. 21, l921, in Hanover. A miner, he moved to California about 16 years ago. He served with the U.S. Army for more than five years. At the time of his death, Mr. Mitchell was survived by his wife, Leonor Mitchell, a daughter, Delia Fierro, and five grandchildren, all of Parris; five brothers, Louis Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, both of Silver City, and Tom Mitchell, Joe Mitchell and Jack Mitchell of Tucson, Ariz.; and a sister, Lucy Del La Torre, also of Tucson. Services were held at James Catholic Church in Parris. Burial was March 12 at the national cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

MITCHELL:  Leonard Ervin Mitchell, 93, died April 26 at Fort Bayard, the last surviving member of his family. Leonard was born March 24, 1891 in Riverside, Ala--the eldest of nine children of John Thomas and Virginia Mitchell. The family moved from Alabama to Texas when Leonard was a boy. In 1918, Leonard brought his wife and two children to Silver City, where their other three children were born. He came here to take employment at the Rosedale Dairy, where he worked for a number of years. Over the years, he had various other jobs including freight driver to Mogollon at the time the mines were in operation there, driver for G.O. "Pop" Gwen, and in later years he was a car inspector for A.T. & S.F. Railroad at Hurley until his retirement. He was interested in mining and had mining claims that he worked and enjoyed until his health forced him to give up his claims a few years ago. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Luther "Jack" Mitchell in 1976. He is survived by two daughters, Jewel Pearce of Fort Bragg, Ca. and Mildred Thomas of Silver City; two sons, Raymond of Silver City and James of Albuquerque; 14 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and a host of friends. Graveside funeral services were held April 30 at the Memory Lane Cemetery with Bishop Terry Heiner officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Raymond Mitchell, James Mitchell, Walter E. Mitchell, Robert Rowland, Michael Vaughn and Julian Wiseman. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Rothwell, Dwight Mitchell, William Thomas, Jerry Thomas and Charles Thomas. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MITCHELL: Lois Estelle Tanner Mitchell, 91, of Silver City passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, in Silver City Care Center. Graveside funeral services will be con- ducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McNeal Cemetery in Mc- Neal, Ariz. Mrs. Mitchell was born April 16, 1908, in Blanco, Texas, She was the daughter of Thomas Odiorn Felps and Claudia Ellen Johnson. She was married to Amil Clemens Tanner in 1929. He passed away in 1936 from injuries received in an accident. Mrs. Mitchell married Claude C. Mitchell Sr. in August 1942. She is survived by one son, Claude C. Mitchell Jr., and his wife, Linda; and two grandchildren, Adam C. Mitchell and his wife, Diana, of Los Lunas, and Shannon Massie and her husband, James, of Las Cruces. Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her first and second husbands; one sister, Tommie Nell Ross; and one brother, Robert Felps. She attended Southwest Texas Normal School in San Marcos, Texas, where she earned a two-year degree in teaching. She began her teaching career in a one-room school- house in Hye, Texas. After her marriage to Mr. Tanner in 1929, she attended Northern Arizona State Teachers College in Flagstaff. Together they taught at the Frontier and Double Adobe schools until his death in 1936. Following her husband's death, she taught in the Douglas, Ariz., schools, and worked as parts specialist at the Douglas Army Air Force Base during World War II. After her j marriage to Mr. Mitchell in 1942, she continued her caching career in McNeal and Bisbee schools until her retirement in 1970. Bright funeral Home is in charge 'arrangements.

MITCHELL: Mrs. Mary Jackson Mitchell, 79, died the week of Jan. 12. She was -----

MITCHELL: Pablo “Paul” Mitchell, 73, of Silver City passed away in Memorial Hospital in Las Cruces on Tuesday, March 10. The rosary will be recited tonight at 7 at Bright Funeral Home with Deacon Johnny Perez officiating. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Internment will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery: Mr. Mitchell was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Hanover, the~ son of John Mitchell and Reyes Madrid Mitchell. He married Isela (Hazel) Martinez on April 13, l951, in Santa Rita. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Hazel; a son, Paul Mitchell, and his wife, Debbie, of Silver City; two daughters, Rita Mitchell of Silver City, and Virginia -Jaramillo and her husband, Raymond. of Santa Clara; three brothers, Luis Mitchell and his wife, Isabel, of Silver City, Joaquin Mitchell and his wife, Minnie, of Tucson, Ariz., and Joe Mitchell of Oracle, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Silvia Martinez of Dudleyville, Ariz., Lydia Polanco of Silver City and Liz Jaramillo of Santa Clara; and four great-grandchildren, Arlene and Joseph Martinez of Dudleyville, and Marrisa and Kern Lynn Polanco of Silver City. Mr. Mitchell was a heavy-equipment operator with Phelps Dodge until his retirement in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army during World War Il as a special vehicle operator. Pall-bearers for Mr. Mitchell’s service will be Larry Chavez, George Acosta, Bernardo Chacon, Horace Jaramillo, Ronnie Jacquez and Canbos Villegas. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

MITCHELL: Mrs. Reyes M. Mitchell, 79, a former resident of Silver City, died Saturday in a Tucson, Ariz., hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Mitchell, who was born in Mexico, came here at the age of four, and was a naturalized citizen of the United States. She had lived most of her life in this community prior to going to Tucson 12 years ago. Survivors include six sons, Louis, John and Jack Mitchell of San Manuel, Ariz., and Tom and Paul Mitchell of Tucson; one daughter, Mrs. Lucy De La Torre of Tucson; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Patrocinia Ramirez, and a brother, Gavino Ureas, bother of Fresno, Calif. Following a rosary service held in the Carrillo Mortuary chapel in Tucson, funeral mass was said at the Santa Cruz Catholic Church. Burial was in the Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson.

MITCHELL: Thomas Mitchell, 71, operator of a laundry at Central, died of a gunshot wound about 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. Investigation by sheriff's officers and District Attorney Norman Hodges indicated it was suicide. A corner's inquest held by Peace Justice A.A. Rich returned a verdict of "death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound" A note left by Mitchell, addressed to a daughter in San Angelo, Texas, said in part: "I can't go on any longer." Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

MITCHELL: Walter Edwin Mitchell, 59, of Silver City passed away Saturday at his residence. The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home this evening from 7-8. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Kyle Keene officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Mitchell was born Aug. 18, 1937, in Santa Rita, the son of Ruth Mayes Mitchell and the late Luther E. Mitchell. He was married to Mary Alivia Bennett on April 21, 1967, in Arenas Valley. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Alivia; his mother; and three children, a daughter, Eugeania Straight, and her husband, Russell, of El Cajon, Calif., and two sons, Frank Mitchell of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robert Mitchell of Broken Arrow, Okla. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jennifer, Kristin, Robert and Benton Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a pipe fitter with Phelps Dodge. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Tyrone Gun Club. He was a target shooter. Pallbearers for Mr. Mitchell will be his two sons, Robert and Frank Mitchell; his daughter, Jeanie Straight; and Ron Hollen, Frank Shroder and John Matlock. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

MIXON: Jamie Lyn McArthur Mixon, 26 died Sunday in Atlantic Beach, Fla. She was born April 25, 1962, in Odessa, Texas, to Linda Stasey McArthur and Thomas McArthur. She graduated from Silver High School in 1980 where she was active in basketball for three years and was a member of the swimming team for two years. She attended the University of New Mexico in 1981 and 1982. She served four years with the Navy as a radioman third class petty officer and graduated in 1987 from the Institute of Technical Training in Phoenix, Ariz., as an electronics technician. A memorial service was held today at 2 p.m. in the Little Walnut picnic grounds. Survivors are her husband, Lonnie Mixon of Atlantic Beach; her parents, Linda Stasey McArthur and Thomas McArthur of Silver City; a brother, Thomas Gregory McArthur of Las Cruces; her maternal grandmother, Betty Harris, and her husband, Peter, of Albuquerque; her paternal grandmother, Maxine McArthur of Midland, Texas; her aunts and uncles, Bobbie Stasey-Stubbs and her husband, Frank of Albuquerque, Linda Yeager and her husband, Kenneth, of Carlsbad, Cheryl Brantley of Wimberley, Texas, Marty Fore and her husband, Johnny, of Midland, and Melissa Skidmore and her husband, Scott, of Austin, Texas; and four cousins, Jimmy Mitchell Albuquerque, Stasey Mitchell of Freer, Texas, Tommy Yeager of Rankin, Texas, and Cindy Evans of Midland. She will be remembered by many friends who loved her. Contributions may be made in her name to the girls' athletic program at Silver High School. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

MIZE: Edith Viola Mize, 97, died Thursday, .June 19, in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., and lived in Salida, Colo., for many years. She had been a resident of Grant County for five years before her death. Mrs. Mize was a member of the Baptist Church. Her survivors include one son Howard Mize and his wife Edna of Hurley; one brother, Bryan Denton of La Veta, Colo.; one daughter-in-law, Pearl Mize of Salida; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1974; and by two sons; two grandsons; and one daughter-in-law. Graveside services were held at Riverview Cemetery at Minturn, Colo., on Monday, June 23. Local funeral arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MIZE: Howard Leighton Mize, 88, of Hurley passed away Sunday, June 20, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were to be conducted at 11 this morning at Bright Funeral Home with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Mize was born Jan. 18, 1911, in Aspen, Colo., the son of Willie Bill Mize and Edith Viola Martin Mize. Mr. Mize married Edna Belle Mize on Oct. 8, 1928, in Leadville, Colo. Mrs. Mize preceded him in death on May 6, 1998. Mr. Mize is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Mize and Beverly Lemke and her husband, Randall, and one son, Marty Mize, and his wife, Shirley, all of Mimbres; a sister-in-law, Pearl Mize of Salida, Colo.; seven grand- children, David Mize, Bill Mize, Rick Lemke, Lori Moon, Debbie Lemke, Bryan Mize and Brandon Mize; three great-grandchildren, Walker Remington Mize, Ashley Nichole Moon and Brandon Leighton Mize; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna; one son, John Mize; two brothers, Buster and Harry Mize; and one nephew, Jeff Mize. Mr. Mize moved to New Mexico to work for Kennecott Copper Corp. There, he worked as an electrician, a motor winder and later as a planner. He was very active in the Hurley Community Church, Camp Thunderbird Association and the Good Sam Camping Club. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, woodworking and making jewelry. He loved to tell stories. His life centered on his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a special rapport with each member of his family. He will be greatly missed by all. Pallbearers were David Mize, Bill Mize, Rick Lemke, Randy Lemke, John Diviney and Floyd Page. Honorary bearers were Bryan Mize, Brandon Mize, Dick Mize, Allard Bartlett, Bruce Riley and Richard Moon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Thunderbird Association, P.O. Box 9, Mimbres, NM 88049. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MOBLEY: Charles B Mobley, 71, of Bloomfield passed away Thursday, Sept. 30 in Farmington after a lengthy illness. He was born March 29, 1928, in Hammond, Ind. He moved with his family to Silver City, where he graduated from high school. He married Ruth Tow in 1951 in Farmington. He is survived by two sons Billie G. Mobley of Grand Junction, Colo., and John G. Mobley of Houston; two daughters, Judye L. Mobley of Aztec and Cindy K. Gallagher of Farmington; one sister, Marian Butelson; and 15 grand-children. Mr. Mobley was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; his son, Charles Dwaine Mobley; his parents; and one brother, John Mobley. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years. He was with the Farmington Police Department and served as chief of the Bloomfield police from 1969-77. He was self-employed and owner of Broomfield Towing at the time of his death. Services were held at Cope Memorial Chapel in Farmington on Monday, Oct. 4, at I p.m. Pallbearers were Charley Bergin, Chase Gallagher, Roger Mullins, Lonnie Valencia, Ray Bergin and Richard Valasquez.

MOBLEY: John Edwin Mobley, 63, a former Silver City resident and 22-year U.S. Navy veteran, passed away March 28 at his home in Rancho Penasquitos, Calif., after a short illness. Mr. Mobley is survived by his wife, Marian; his brother, Chancy Mobley of Farmington, his sister, Mary Bertelson, and her husband, Bert, of Ellington CA.; his stepdaughters, Priscilla Arson, her husband, Bob, Beth Edgill and her husband Bryan, and Jan Stepson, Craig Swanberg-------; his step-granddaughter Tammy Arson; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Penasquitos Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Lutheran Riverside, Calif. Donations maybe made to a favorite charity or to the Penasquitos Lutheran Church, San Diego CA.

MOBLEY: Ruth Irene (Tow) Mobley, 62, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday at her home in Farmington. Mrs. Mobley was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Lovington to Daphna Tow of Fort Bayard and the late Cecil M. Tow. She was a homemaker, and a devoted mother and grandmother. Preceding her in death were her son, Duane Mobley, in 1985; her father, Cecil; a sister, Mary Lou Carlson; and her brothers, Milton, Norvel, Billy and Perry Tow. Mrs. Mobley is survived by her husband, Charles B. Mobley; her mother, Daphna Tow of Fort Bayard; two sons and their wives, Bill and Tammy Mobley of Craig, Colo., and John and Debbie Mobley of Sugarland, Texas; two daughters, Judye Stahhecker of Aztec, and Cindy and Sid Gallagher of Farmington; five brothers, Rhea and Sam of Silver City, Gene of Mimbres, Tom of Everett, Wash., and Don of Angleton, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mobley will be laid to rest Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Farmington. Services are under the direction of Cope Memorial Chapel. The family requests donations to the hospice in Farmington.

MOHR: Funeral services for Cleo J. Mohr, 55, of Hurley were held this Thursday morning at 10 a.m., in the Hurley Community Church. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Mangas Springs. David Strain will officiate. Mohr died Saturday of a heart attack while out on a hunting trip. He was an employee of Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors include his widow, Margaret Mohr of Hurley, two sons, Cleo Jr., and Wesley B. of Miami Arizona, two daughters Mrs. Darlene Hudman of Mangas Springs, and Mrs. Norene Deal of Houston, Texas, his mother, Mrs. Della J. Mohr of Hurley, two brothers Wesley E., of Ft. Bayard and James R. of Hurley; one sister Mrs. Marie Land of Corpus Christi, Texas and nine grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Curtis Mortuary.

MOHR; Haley May Mohr, infant child, passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Ba- ca's Funeral Chapels.

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MOHR: Mrs. Mary G. Mohr, 19-year old wife of Wesley E. Mohr of Hurley, died about5:30 Tuesday evening from neck wounds received when a pistol was accidentally discharged by her husband. Mrs. Mohr, mother of a six-week old son, died in the office of Dr. H. J. Hanks, chief surgeon of Kennecott Copper Corp., where she had been rushed for treatment immediately following the accident. An inquest into the accident was held at 4:30 p. m Wednesday. Mrs. Mohr was born at Las Vegas, coming to Hurley with her parents as an infant. She was graduated from the Hurley high school in 1915 and attended STC here. She was prominent in Eastern Star and Masonic circles. She is survived by her husband and a six-week old son, Anthony Earl; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Godac; three brothers, Donald, Jack and Frank Godac, all of Hurley. Funeral services were under the direction of Cox Mortuary, will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. from the Community church in Hurley, with the Rev. Edwin Cunningham officiating. She will be buried in the Silver City cemetery.

MOLES: A memorial service for Italyne H. Moles will be held in the First United Methodist Church Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Moles was born Oct. 7, 1897 in Decatur, Ala., and died in Logan, Utah, Aug. 27. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer M. Moles, in 1953; and a son, William B. Moles, in 1983. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah M. Keil of Silver City; 11 grandchildren; and 21great-grandchildren. She spent her early life in Birmingham, Ala., and moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1932. She had been a resident of Silver City for the past 10 years. The Rev. Wayne Sheffield, minister at the Methodist Church, will be officiating.

MOLINA: Canuto G. Molina, 49, an employee of the Town of Silver City died Tuesday, following an illness of only three days. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Refugia Molina; three daughters, Ramona, Elodia and Olivia; two sons, Sammy and Robert, the latter serving in the Navy in the Far East; two brothers, Ramon, Silver City and William, Phoenix; four sisters, Amalia Garcia, Silver City; Simona Sedillos, San Jose, Calif.; Rosa Molina, Lordsburg and Francisca Rios, Bayard. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

MOLINA: Elodia M. Molina, 49, died Saturday in Silver City. She was born in Mogollon and was a resident of Silver City where she was a unit clerk for the welfare office. She is survived by her mother, Refugia M. Molina of Silver City; a daughter, Rita M. Molina of Silver City; two sisters, Ramona Silva of Deming and Olivia Salas of Silver City; and two brothers, Robert Molina of Central and Sammy Molina of Hurley. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Augustina Munoz, in l983. Mass of the Resurrection will be held tonight at 7 in the St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. Bill Silk officiating. Ms. Molina requested that her body be donated to the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Interment arrangements will be announced later. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Frank Arzaga, Richard Munoz, Lencho Gutierrez, Henry Parra, George Peru, Alfonso Arzaga, Raul Franco, Ruben Gonzales, David Silva and Elias Garcia Jr. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MOLINA: Ernest "Ernie" Molina, 69, of Tucson, Ariz., went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 17, after a losing battle with cancer. He was born in Silver City and worked with Broadway Markets and Pennington Groceries. After serving three years in the U.S. Army, he moved to Tucson in 1961 to raise his family. He retired after 26 years with Lucky's/ABCO food stores, and after a short period, decided to stay busy and worked briefly with Target Stores. He is survived by his wife, Petra "Pat"; children, Ernestine. Erlinda, Elizabeth, Eloise, Annette and Ernest Jr., and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, who were all very special to him; He also has left behind his mother, Anita; three sisters, Betty, Elena and Ginny; two brothers,, Mike; and Vincent; and several family members and friends living across California, Arizona and New Mexico. This loving and devoted husband and father will be sorely missed by those who loved him very much and by the many whose lives he touched by his kindness, compassion and willingness to always help whoever needed it. His humor will always be remembered and continue to bring laughter to many. The visitation and rosary were held Dec. 20. The Mass and funeral services took place Dec. 21 in Tucson.

MOLINA: Lewis E. Molina, 82, passed away May 22 in Los Angeles. He was born in Fierro on July 13, 1915, to Alcario Molina and Manuela Estrada, both of Mimbres. Although he lived most of his life in Grant County, he migrated between mining towns like Mogollon and Stems, N.M., Butte, Mont., and Goidroad, Ariz., to name a few. Eventually, he moved to Los Angeles to take advantage of the postwar boom in 1949. He returned to Grant Count in 1969. Soon after, he purchased the Country Club Bar in Hanover. He tended bar and came to rekindle friendships with many people, some of whom he hadn’t seen in 30 years or more. He sold the business and retired in 1985. Since his retirement, most of his time was spent between Grant County and Los Angeles. He loved music as diverse as jazz, as ethnic as Mexican, classical trios and as popular as swing music of the ‘40s. He had a passion for dancing and the gift of oratory, coupled with a great sense of humor. His wife, Isabella Escobar Molina, who now resides in Los Angeles, survives him. Also surviving him are two brothers and a sister, Edwin Molina of Fierro, Paul Molina of Los Angeles and Ramona Alcaraz of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Molina of Tucson, Ariz., and his sister, Antonia Esquivel of Deming. Mr. Molina had a long and fruitful life. His love of life and dry sense of humor will especially be missed by his seven sons and three daughters; Hector Molina of Lordsburg, Socorro Ortiz of Diamond Bar, Calif., Louis Molina Jr. of Pico Rivera, Calif., Manuela “Nelly” Kolhrener of Venice. Calif., Candelario “Candy” Molina of Walnut, CA. Alex Moreno of Los Angeles, Lorenzo ‘Kiwi” Moreno of Pico Rivera, Virginia Rubalcava of Los Angeles, Gasper Moreno of Los Angeles and Oscar Molina of Los Angeles. His sons and daughters bore him 31 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

MOLINA: Manuel Molina, 37, died Tuesday at his residence in Letchworth Village -------

MOLINA: Ralph Medina Molina, 37, formerly of Silver City, passed away July 11 in Manassas, Va. He was born June 3, 1962, in Silver City to Betty Molina. He is survived by his wife, Beth; two sons, Rafael "Tommy" Molina, 16, and Vincent C. J Molina, 10; and a daughter, Tasha S. Molina, 13. Other survivors include his mother, Betty Molina of Riverside, Calif.; his maternal grand- mother, Anita "Anne" Molina of La Habra, Calif.; his brothers, Gilbert M. Medina Jr. and wife, Celia, of riverside CA; Ricardo Medina Sr. and wife Donna of Silver city; - Steve G. Shaw of Las Vegas, Nev., Danny Medina Molina Sr. and wife, Veronica, of Deming, Gabriel R. Medina of Iowa, and Jeremiah Shaw Medina of Ontario, Calif.; and his ^sisters,-Yvonne Medina of Las Cruces, Yolanda Aguirre and husband, Saul, of Riverside, Patsy Medina of Silver City, Sylvia Range and husband, Ernie, of Riverside, and Mindy Manzano and husband, Manny, of Riverside. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at St. Francis Newman Center in Silver City. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

MOLINA: Soledad H. "Chole" Molina, 76, of Deming died Friday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. Mrs. Molina was born April 6, 1916, in Deming. She was a member of the St. Ann's Altar Society for 42 years and taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes for 30 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart League, was a very active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Higinio T. Molina of the home; two daughters, Nellie M. Baca of Deming, and Antonia M. Wilkenson of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and two sons, Higinio C. Molina of Las Cruces, and Ralph C. Molina of Hurley. She is also survived by a sister, Eleanor Hernandez of Los Angeles; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcelina M. Madrid, in 1982. Visitation was to be held today from 2-4 p.m. at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. Visitation will also be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming, where the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The committal rite will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. The Rev. Jesus Avillucea will officiate. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

MOLINA: Mrs. Trinidad Molina, former Silver City resident, died last week in Los Angeles, where funeral services were held followed by burial. The deceased was the grandmother of Mrs. Betty Molina and Mike Molina of Silver City and Ernest Molina of Tucson and Joe and Vicente Molina of Los Angeles.

MOLINAR: Rita H. Molinar, 77, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Feb. 11, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1921, in Santa Clara to Cesario and Maria (Rios) Holguin. She was a communicant at Santa Clara Catholic Church and a foster parent from 1969-75, having raised many foster children. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. The Santa Clara Funeral Ministry will lead in reciting the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 11am at the Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Gustavo M. Molinar of Santa Clara; a son, Felix Holguin, and his Wife, Debbie, of Bayard; a daughter, Magdalena Maggie Coleman, and her husband, Charles, of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Emilia H. Castillo, Eynez Lopez and her husband, Luis Lopez Jr., and Herminia Gomez, all of Santa Clara; three grandchildren, Charles Coleman Jr and his wife, Liz, Geraldine Garcia and her husband, Tony, and Ronald Coleman, all of Tucson; and four great- grandchildren. Mrs. Molinar was preceded in death by a sister, Amelia Molinar; a brother, Alfonso R Holguin; and a grandson, Felix Jr. Casket bearers will be Sam Lopez, Victor Holguin, Alfonso Holguin Jr., George Montoya, Mike Molinar Jr. and David Chavez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MOLINAR: Miguel Martinez Molinar, 80, a resident of Central, died Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Molinar was born April 13, 1908 in Mexico; retired from American Smelting and Refining Co.; and was a communicant of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. He is survived by three daughters, Cecilia M. Hernandez of Prescott, AZ, Carmen M. Zamora of El Paso, TX, and Belen M. Robles of Tucson, AZ; two sons Mike Molinar Jr. of Oracle, Ariz., and David J. Molinar of Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Gustavo Molinar of Central, Refugio Molinar of Silver City and Albert Molinar of San Francisco, Ca; two sisters, Francisca Holguin of Central and Concepcion Bustillos of Sebastopol, Ca; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amelia Holguin Molinar, on Dec. 1, 1969; by his second wife, Natalia P. Molinar May 7,1988; by his parents Ascension and Soledad Martinez Molinar; and by his brother Ignacio Molinar. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with rosary recitation following at 7 p.m. in the Santa Clara Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m., also in the Santa Clara Catholic Church. The Rev. Paul Ragazinskas will officiate at both services and interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Edward J. Hernandez, R.M. Hernandez, Richard Molinar, Daniel Molinar, Michael A. Molinar, Ernie Molinar Robles, Samuel Zamora and David M Zamora. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MOLINAR: Ysidro S. Molinar, 63, passed away Wednesday at his home in Orange County, Calif. He was born in Dwyer in 1923. He is survived by two daughters, Christin Macias and Irene Gaw and three grandchildren of Orange County; a sister and brother-in-law, Juan and Manuela Aguirre of Central; a nephew and nieces, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Aguirre Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Aguirre of Fierro, Jose Aguirre and Mr. and Mrs. Benito Villalobos of Bayard, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Torrez, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Araiza, and Jessie Aguirre of Central, and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Milo, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Baeza and Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Garcia of Deming. He is also survived by 60 grand nieces and grand- nephews. Services are pending in Orange County.

MONDAY: Lola Garcia Monday passed away Tues- day, June 8, at her home in Fence Lake. She was born in Atarque, N.M., on May 13, 1913. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee, in 1986, and two sons, Tommy, in 1945, and Dean, in 1996. She is survived by a brother, Joe Garcia of Gallup; a sister, Nettie Dodson of Springerville, Ariz.; sons, Buck and wife, Kathy, of Las Cruces, Beale and wife, Mary, of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Kenney and wife, Karia, of Fence Lake; and daughter, Loesa Weebothee, and husband, Mike, of Zuni. Ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive her. She and her husband, Lee, were married in Zuni during the winter of 1940 and moved back to Fence Lake from Texas in 1949. Mrs. Monday was a Fence Lake over the years until her retirement in 1975. A rosary will be held at 6 Friday evening at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup. Burial services will be held at the Fence Lake Community Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Pallbearers will be Beale Blue Monday, Lisa Monday Brand, Joel Weebothee, Mac Cox, Candice Carlowe and Sarah Wolf. Honorary pallbearers include Wes Monday, Cody Monday, Kyle Monday, Sheila Monday, Donica Monday, Stormy Monday and every one who ever called her "Nana."

MONDRAGON Clorinda D. Mondragon, 63, of Ranchos de Taos died Thursday, Aug. 6. She graduated from Taos High School in 1953. 1 She is survived by her bus- I band, Candido 0. Mondragon; a son, Richard Mondragon, and wife, Rojanda, of San Diego; daughters, Yolanda Villa and husband, Randy, of Silver City, Janice Schmitt and husband, Bob, of Dallas, and Brenda Alubowicz and husband, Brian, of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandsons: one granddaughter; a brother, Jose Armando Salazar; and sisters, Susana Trujillo, Arcelia Gallegos and Teddy Salazar. Services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Jesus Nazareno Cemetery in Rancho De Taos.

MONDRAGON Services for Diego Jose Mondragon, 1, son of Gus and Margaret Mondragon of Hesperus, Colo., were held May 24 at 4 p.m. in the Hood Mortuary Church in Durango, Cob. Cremation followed. He died May 22 at home. Cause of death was uncertain. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Gabriel, of Hesperus; sisters Irene and Marissa, both of Hesperus; grandparents Robert and Anita Marquez of Bayard and Lupe and Margaret Mondragon of Mexico City; six aunts, Rosemary Ruiz and his uncle Jerry Ruiz of Central, Catalina and Socorro Marquez of Silver City, Mary Ellen Tellez and his uncle Juan of Bayard, Barbara Hernandez and uncle Joe of Las Cruces; and uncles Bobby Marquez and Gilbert Marquez of Silver City.

MONDRAGON: Remigo Mondragon, 86, entered eternal life Saturday, June 14, at his home in Grand Junction, CO, after a brief illness. He was born in San Acacio, CO. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Stephanie, of the home; his six children, Vera Welliver of Grand Junction, Pedro and his wife, Rose, of Tyrone, Anna Romero and her husband, Leo, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Tom of Evergreen, Cob., Carla Hurtado and her husband, Paul, of Johnstown, Cob., and Michael of Fort Morgan, Cob.; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Charlie. Callahan-Edsan Mortuary of Grand Junction was in charge of arrangements.

MONGE: Louis C. Monge, 71, a resident of Las Cruces, died Saturday in Las Cruces. He was a former Grant County resident. He was retired from White Sands Missile Range. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Las Cruces Country Club. He was also a member of the National Amputee Golfing Association and the Seniors Amputee Golfing Association. He is survived by his wife, Annie, of Las Cruces; a son, Arthur Monge of Brooksville, Fla.; a daughter, Cecelia Kresse of Little Rock, Ark.; three brothers, Jesus and Joe Monge of Silver City, and Alfred Monge of La Mirada, Calif.; a sister, Lupe Tanner of Silver City; six grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends. Visitation will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Getz Funeral Home Chapel in Las Cruces. A rosary service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., also at Getz Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church in Las Cruces. Officiating will be the Rev. Denis Tejada. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery Thursday at 2 p.m. Pallbearers will be Randall Gose, John "Lefty" Burk, Paul Hunter, Bill Newell, Andy Cabrera and Larry Balderama. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends.

MONGE: Maria Ana Monge, 88, a resident of Silver City for the past 70 years, passed away at home Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Monge was born in Durango, Mexico, and came to Hanover in 1923, moving to Silver City in 1929, and becoming a U.S. citizen in 1962. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Guadalupanas and La Alianza Hispana Americana. Mrs. Monge was preceded in death by her husband, Ygnacio Monge Sr., in 1952, and by her son, Ygnacio Monge Jr., in 1974. She is survived by four sons, Louis Monge and his wife, Annie, of Las Cruces, Alfred Monge and his wife, Marnie, of La Mirada, Calif., and Jesus Monge, and Joe Monge and his wife, Nellie, all of Silver City; one daughter, Lupe Tanner of Silver City; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held today from 3-5 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel. Rosary recitation will be held this evening at 7, also in the Curtis-Bright chapel, with Deacon Rod Nichols officiating. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, also with Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Angel Alcaraz, Victor Ornelas, Richard Morones, George Cornali, Robert Corral and Alfred corral. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Mendoza, Jimmie Gonzales, Ernie Gomez and Elias Garcia. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MONGE: Mrs. Rosa Olivas Monge, 74, of Silver city passed away last Saturday. She had resided here the past 20 years. Rosary services were held Saturday evening at the Cox mortuary chapel followed by mass Monday at 10AM at the St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Jose Monge, three sons, Frank, Gus, and Ramon and four daughters, Mrs. Anita Kucero, Mrs Eva Sainz, Mrs. Sara Ogas, and Mrs. Mary Vilil; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

MONGE: Ygnacio Monge 48, of Espanola, a native of Silver City, died February 26, in a Santa Fe hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were held February 28 at the Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, followed by burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. Monge, who was a graduate of Western New Mexico University, had been a resident of the Espanola Valley since 1953, when he accepted a position as a business teacher with Santa Cruz High School. Prior to that, he had served with the U.S. Naval Forces in the South Pacific during WWII. Following his service, Monge returned to New Mexico and taught in the Chama Schools for three years before going to Santa Cruz. Survivors include the widow Mrs. Eileen Monge, a son, Thomas and two daughters Alberta and Lenna, all of the family home in Espanola; his mother Mrs. Maria Monge, and sister Mrs. Lupe Tanner of Silver City; four brothers, Louis of Las Cruces, Alfred of Miranda, California, and Jesus and Jose of Silver City and other relatives.

MONGER: Dorothy V. Monger, 63, died Friday Feb. 25 in Silver City. Mrs. Monger was born in Webb City, Mo. but had been a longtime resident of Grant County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Silver City, a member of the Tyrone Order of Eastern Star and was past Noble Grand of the Cactus Rebekka. Mrs. Monger is survived by two daughters, Nanalou Seal of Anchorage, Alaska; Verl Moore of Silver City: two sons, Darrel Monger and Stanley Monger of Silver City; one sister, Betty Campbell of Pratt, Kan.: three brothers, H.D. Greenlee of Brigham City, Utah. Bernard LeGrand of Golden City, Mo. and Bill LeGrand of Lamar, Mo.: seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and her mother-in-law, Gilda Monger of Fort Bayard. She was preceded in death by her husband Viere S. Monger in 1978. Funeral Services were held at 2 pm. Monday at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. Do H. Wiley officiating. Interment followed at the Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Serving as pallbearers were Tom White, Boyd Harper, Vern Crosky, John White, Preston Harper and Stephen Harper. Honorary pallbearers were Hal Hammack, D.L. Brown, Ollie McCrary, Clyde Venable, Everett White, Ed Reese and J. Brown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church in Silver City in memory of Mrs. Monger. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MONGER: Golda Edith Monger, 83, died Saturday night at Fort Bayard, NM. She was born in Garden City, Kansas. Golda had lived in Grant County several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Lamar, Mo. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Tanner of Croswell, Mich.; Hazelee Prine, Silver City; two sons, Dean Monger of Silver City, Charles Monger, Las Cruces; two sisters, Beulah Seeman, Larned, Kan.; Thelma Tinker of Anderson, Calif; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grand children and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Stacy Monger in 1983 and two sons, Viere Monger in 1978 and Kenneth Monger in 1953. Services were held at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating was Jerry Jones, Chaplin of Fort Bayard. Burial followed at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Darrell Monger, Stanley Monger, Mark Monger, Wayne Monger, Gerry Spaulding and James Barentine. Arrangements were by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

MONGER: William Stacy Monger, died Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born in Lamed, Kans. in 1893 and he and his wife, Golda, have lived in the Silver City area for about 11 years. He is a veteran of the First World War. He is survived by his wife Golda, of Silver City: two daughters, Hazelee Prine of Silver City, Maryann Tanner of Croswell, Mich.; two sons, Dean Monger of Silver City and Charles Monger of Las Cruces. Two sons preceded him in death, Kenneth Monger in 1953 and Vince Monger in 1978, who is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Silver City. Also surviving are two sisters, Fay Anderson of Wellington, Kans., great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Services were held Friday, Jan. 28 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Don Wiley officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Bruce, Daniel, Stanley Mark, & Wayne Monger and James Barentine. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

MONGER: Viere S. Monger, 59, died Saturday, July 29, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Monger, a native of Kansas, had been a resident of Grant County since 1953. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Silver City, two daughters, Mrs. Nanalou Seal of Albuquerque, Mrs. Verl Moore of Silver City, two sons, Darrel Monger and Stanley Monger, both of Silver City, parents Mr. and Mrs. William S. Monger of Silver City, two sisters, Mrs. Hazelee Prine of Silver City, and Mrs. Mary Ann Tanner of Croswell, Michigan; two brothers, Dean Monger of Silver City and Charles Monger of Las Cruces and six grandchildren. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dick Ross of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made in the name of Viere S. Monger to the Heart Fund.

MONINGER: Phillip Moninger 22, was killed Sunday night when the car in which he, Doyle Daniels and Virgil Kennedy of Deming were riding failed to negotiate a turn in the road four miles South of Hurley. Cox Mortuary answered a call that stated a man was killed and two injured. The mortuary sent the ambulance and a truck but found that the injured were not seriously hurt. The body was brought to Silver City.

MONJE:  Antonia R. Monje, 75, died Feb. 3 in Silver City. She was born in Guadalupe Chihuahua, Mexico on June 13, 1908. She was a resident of Silver City since 1941. Mrs. Monje was preceded in death in 1970 by her husband Francisco C. Monje. Survivors include four children; Manuel Monje and Frances M. Cruz of Silver City, Joe and Helen Monje of Tucson, Ariz., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Lilly) Salaiz of Delta, Utah. Grandchildren include Albert Salaiz of Colstrip, Mont., Gilbert and Maria Garcia of Silver City, Tom and Marci Vint, Larry and Esther Arrellin-- all of Tucson and Art and Diana Richards of Craig, Colo.; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernesto V.F. Rodriguez; two sisters, Santos Valenzuela of Pico Rivera, Calif. and Paula Madrid of Guadalupe Chihuahua, Mexico. Rosary was held Feb. 5 and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Feb. 6 at St. Vincent's Catholic Church with Mon. A. James Milano officiating both services. Assisting was her great-grandson, an altar boy, Gabriel Garcia. Serving as pallbearers were Rafael Rueda, Miguel Grado, Elijo Ogas Jr., Cruz Bustillos, Felipe Fernandez and Benny Trujillo. Honorary pallbearers were Albert Salaiz, Gilbert Garcia, Larry Arrellin, Tom Vint, Art Richards, Ramon Monje, Orlando Ogas, Paul Espinosa and Juan Triviso along with other friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

MONJE: Damiana H. Monje, 79, of Silver City joined the Lord our Savior on Thursday, Aug. 5, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Central. Mrs. Monje was a homemaker her entire life, and loved to care for her family with loving ways and her good cooking. As a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, she sang in the choir for many years, and loved music and singing. Playing bingo was her favorite activity. Vigil services will be held Sunday night at 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry reciting the holy rosary. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and burial will follow at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Juanita Chacon of Los Angeles; six grandchildren, Emma U. Alvarado of Las Cruces, and Ramon C. Alvarado, Dennis "D.J." Alvarado and his wife, Debby, Arlene Carr, Roxanne Alvarado and Joe Montoya, all of Silver City; and nine great-grandchildren, Roman Alvarado of Silver City, Amber and Albeit Hill Jr. of Silver City, Guillermo and Eric Alvarado of Iowa, Kenneth and Kevin Martinez of Silver City, and Michael and Jason Alvarado of Silver City. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews whom she held dear and close to her heart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon C. Monje, and a daughter, Evangelina M. Alvarado. Casket bearers will he Ralph Cardoza, Burris "Red" Fortenberry, Kevin Martinez, Sam Robles, Roman Alvarado and Daniel Moser. Honorary bearers are Kenneth Martinez, Joe Montoya, Dave Holderman, Leo “Sonny” Ogas, Cruz Bustillos, Robert Salaiz, and the loving family members whom we know she treasured so much. Entrusted to Baca’s.

MONJE: Francisco C. Monje, 66, a resident of Silver City for the past 28 years, died Wednesday morning. He was a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, and had been formerly employed by the American Peru Mining company. Survivors include the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Antonia Monje; two sons, Jose R. Monje and Manuel Monje; two daughters, Mrs. Lilly Salaiz and Mrs. Frances Cruz; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ramon C. Monje and Gustavo G. Monje; four sisters, Mrs. Anita Cabrera, Mrs. Eva Saenz, Mrs. Sarah Ogas and Mrs. Mary Vigil, all of Silver City. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel Friday night and Mass was said at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Saturday at 11 a.m. with interment following in the Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. James A. Milano officiated.

MONJE: Juanita Pacheco Monje, 89, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Friday at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 3 to 5 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming followed by the prayer vigil this evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Alfred Galvan, pastor of the church, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Monje was born May 6, 1906, in Gomez Palacios, Durango, Mexico, to Eucebio Pacheco and Margarita Hernandez. She had owned Pacheco's Grocery Store and was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart in Silver City and St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include three brothers, Juan Pacheco and his wife, Pilar, Marcos Pacheco and his wife, Nieva, and Jose Pacheco, all of Deming; and two sisters, Herminia Dominguez and Magdalena Candelaria, both of Deming. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gustavo Monje, Aug. 17, 1981. Serving as pallbearers will be Raul Pallares, Larry Carreon, Leo Ogas, and Alex, Freddie and Gilbert Pacheco. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

MONJE: Jose Monje, 84, a pioneer resident of Silver City, died last Friday in Hillcrest Hospital. He was well known throughout this community. Rosary services were held Sunday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Funeral mass was said at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery. Survivors are three sons, Francisco, Gustino and Ramon Monje, all of Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. Lorenzo Cavrana, Mrs. Tony Saiz arid Mrs. Rito Rodriguez, Silver City and Mrs. Albert Vigil, of Hurley; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

MONJE: Manuel Monje, 69, a lifelong resident of Silver City, entered eternal life Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. A prayer vigil will he held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, with Tommy Ryan reciting the rosary. A Mass will be celebrated Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father John Colgan will officiate. The rite of passage and interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nicholas A. Atchilin, Antonia C. Richards, Jeremy L. Richards, Reyes Silva, Grace Silva and Alvino G. Roybal. Honorary pallbearers are Mickey Grado, Matias Rivera, Cruz Bustillos Sr., Robert Madero, Larry Arrellin, Robert P. Salaiz, Albert Gil Salaiz, Gilbert Garcia Sr., Gilbert Garcia Jr., Gilbert Garcia III, Gabriel Garcia, Ed Chambers, and all his bingo buddies and coffee-drinking friends. Mr. Monje was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Hachita to the late Francisco C. and Antonia Rodriguez Monje. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a Guadalupano. Mr. Monje was an usher at the church For 50 years. At one time he belonged to the Sacred Heart League. Mr. Monje served his parish in numerous ways. His hobbies were playing bingo, fishing, and recycling aluminum cans. He also loved piecing together jig saw puzzles. He held various jobs during his lifetime. He worked at Schadel’s Bakery, Feather Beauty College, Barker’s Cafe, Mitchel Beer Co. and for Stuart Pinkerton. Mr. Monje was an easy Person to love and brought many joys to his family. He is survived by two sisters, Frances M. Crux of Silver City, and Lilly M. Salaiz and husband, Robert, of Arenas Valley; a brother, Joe R. Monje, and wife, Helen, of Wellton, Ariz.; four nieces, Maria M. Garcia and husband, Gilbert of Santa Fe, Marci M. Chambers and husband, Ed, of Quemado, Esther C. Arrellin and husband, Larry of Tucson, Ariz., and Diana M. Terrell and friend, Alvino Roybal, of Arenas Valley; one nephew Albert Gil Salaiz, and wife, Hollie of Arenas Valley; and several great-grandchildren and great-grand nephews He was preceded in death by his father, Francisco, on May 27, 1970, and his mother, Antonia on Feb. 3, 1984. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St.  Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or St. Marks Theotokos Retreat, Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.  

MONJE: Ramon Catalino Monje, 83, of Silver City entered life eternal Sunday. He was born Nov. 16, 19l3 to Jose and Rosario Monje in Acencion, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was a longtime resident of the area and worked as a mechanic for Sharon Steel. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Damiana Monje of Silver City; his daughter, Evangelina M. Alvarado of Silver City; a sister, Mary M. Vigil of Las Cruces; five grandchildren, Emma Dolores Alvarado, Ramon Candelario Alvarado, Dennis James Alvarado and wife, Debby, Arlene Cart and husband, Kevin, and Roxanne Alvarado, all of Silver City; several nieces and nephews; and nine great-grandchildren, Roman, Guillermo, Eric, Michael and Jason Alvarado, Kenneth and Kevin Martinez, and Albert and Amber Hill. Mr. Monje was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Francisco and Gustavo Monje; and three sisters, Anita Ozeta, Serafina Ogas and Eva Sainz. A memorial service with a prayer vigil will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

MONROE: Final rites were held Monday afternoon for Calvin B. Monroe, 74, pioneer Silver city furniture merchant who succumbed to injuries suffered from a fall from a canyon side. He was operator of Monroe Furniture Company at the time of his death and had been active in mining circles. He is survived by his widow, a son Nick, and a brother and a sister. Services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with Kenneth Marrs of the Silver City Church of Christ officiating.

MONTANO: Harry E. Montano, 53, a former resident of Grant County, passed away Sunday evening in Las Vegas, N.M., after an extended illness. He was employed by Phelps Dodge for more than 23 years until February 1992, when he was laid off during a shutdown. He is survived by three sons, Stacey and his wife, Debbie, of Las Vegas, Elliot of Phoenix, and Brian of Silver City; one daughter, Lori of Dallas; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Montano of Grant County, in 1993. Rosary services will be held at Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas on Thursday at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas. Burial will take place in Las Vegas.

MONTANO: Joe Montano passed away Tuesday at his home in Socorro. He lived in Silver City for more than 20 years and was recently retired from Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services will be held at Howard United Methodist Church in Socorro on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Howard United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ramona Montano; and his daughter, Virginia Chavez, and her husband, Henry Chavez. Sheadmans Funeral Home in Socorro will be handling arrangements. Local arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home.

MONTANO: Larry G. Montano, 52, a resident of Arenas Valley and retired heavy-equipment operator, entered into rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born in Las Vegas on Sept. 1, 1941, to the late Manuel and Manoa (Jones) Montano. He had been a resident of Grant County since 1958. Mr. Montano was an active member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1718 of Silver City. A memorial service has been scheduled for Friday morning at 10 at the First Baptist Church of Bayard. Pastor Bill Miller will officiate. Internment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his wife, Lu Montano of the home; his sons, Troy Montano, husband of Tonna, of Silver City, Roger Montano of Roswell and Larry D. Montano of Albuquerque; a daughter, Tracy Manning, wife of Adrian, of Bayard, a brother, Harry Montano, husband of Ann, of Silver City; and his sisters, Mary Trujillo, wife of Alex, of Phoenix, Sherry Martinez, wife of Roy, of Denver, Terry Caldwell of Las Vegas, Kary Hammer of Taos and Cherry Lynn Rosales, wife of Mauro, of Taos. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Samaritan Liver Transplant Foundation, 1410 North Third, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004-1608. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

MONTANO: Maria A. Montano, 84, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Friday at her home. Visitation was held Sunday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming and the prayer vigil was held that evening at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated this morning at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Montano was born Aug. 13, 1912, in Lake Valley to Rafael and Lupe Alderete. She was a home maker and a member of St Ann’s Catholic Church. Survivors include Victor Montaño and Manuel Montaño of Deming, Ralph Montano of Las Cruces, Albert Montafio of El Paso, Texas, and David Montaño of Deming; three daughters, Luisa Quarrell of Silver City, Ann Cumunez of Livermore, Calif., and Dolores Valverde of Deming; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eusebio Lopez Montaño, on Sept. 1, 1986; two sons, Tony Montaño and Danny Montano; a grandson, Tommy Montaño; a great-great-granddaughter, Desiree Quarrell; and a great-great-grandson, Willie Cabrera III. Pallbearers will be Ruben Montaño, Danny Joe Quarrell, Gabriel Ochoa, Andy Garcia Jr., Ralph Montano Jr., and Tony Montano. Entrusted to Baca’s.

MONTE: Funeral services will be held this morning for Mrs. Antonia V. Monte, 63, Silver City, who died Sunday at the Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. The funeral mass will be read by the Rev. A James Milano at St. Vincent de Paul Church with interment In the Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Montes was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Montes. Survivors Include nine daughters, Mrs. David Luera, Deming, Mrs. Ray Martinez, Fort Bayard, Mrs. Abe Silva, Mrs. Eppi