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Editor: Marye E. Steckley Revised 12/5/2006. There are many surnames that I question the spelling. I have corrected no grammar, nor added any information. There was a lot of reversal of letters which I did correct as this was a consistent error throughout the entire text I proofed. Capitalization of businesses i.e. I standardized as the majority were capitalized.

Hugh Pace, 59, veteran Hidalgo County law enforcement officer, died Sunday in Hidalgo County General Hospital after an apparent stroke. He was a deputy sheriff for a number of years and was serving his second term as Hidalgo County sheriff at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elna Pace; three sons, Cliff of Globe, Ariz.; Clyde of Duncan, Ariz.; and Mack Pace of Truth or Consequences, N. M., all of whom were at his bedside; and a daughter, Mrs. Vanita Hatch of Glenwood Springs, Colo. Funeral services and burial took place in Lordsburg.

Mrs. Frances Pace, 70, passed away at her home in Silver City last Wednesday. She had resided here the past several years. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Peters, Alamogordo; two grandsons, Ralph Peters, Alamogordo and Barney Peters, Albuquerque, and a granddaughter Mrs. Gloria Garland, Fort Riley, Kan. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Robert Scarbough conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

Pacheco: Rose Pacheco, 66, a former Deming resident, entered eternal rest Thursday at her home in Farmington. Calling hours will start at three this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the prayer vigil will begin there at seven this evening. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday morning at ten at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Alfred Galvan, pastor, officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. She was born Dec. 28, 1928 in Los Angeles to Apolonio Martinez and Carlota Lucero. She attended schools in Deming before moving to Farmington. She was an instructor at the Indian Reservation in Shiprock and helped the mentally and physically handicapped. She also owned a ceramic business in Moab, Utah. She was a communicant at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Farmington. Survivors include her parents, John and Carlota McHugh of Deming; a son, Julian L. Pacheco Jr. of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Peggy Ann Pennington of Theresa, N.Y.; a brother, Pete Lucero of Spain; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Peter Ray Pacheco, in 1971. Pallbearers will be Tommy Joe Pennington, Arturo Guaderrama, Mike Lucero, Barney Contreras, Fred Herrera and Fred Almeraz. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming.

George W. Pack, 75, a resident of this community for the past 70 years, died at his home in Bayard Saturday afternoon. Mr. Pack was a retired Kennecott employee and rancher. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena W. Pack of Bayard; two sons, John of Murrysville, Pa., and Gerald of Hurley; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marvel Woodward of Silver City, Mrs. Dolly Boulware of Montebello, Calif., and Mrs. Ada Bottini of San Rafael, Calif.; three brothers, Edward Pack of Kirkland, Wash., H. E. Pack of Alamogordo, and Don Pack of Gillette, Wyo. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Billy Foster of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were Frank Combs, W. O. Willis, E. E. Ridling, J. P. Ford, Andy Moore and Bobby Freberg.

Pack: Mrs. Minnie Pack, who formerly resided in Silver City, died at her home in Whittier, Calif., April 28 after an extended illness. She left here in 1947 to make her home with Mrs. Frank Boulware in the Los Angeles area. She was the former Minnie Gilliam of Des Moines, Iowa and married the late E.L. Pack and came to New Mexico in 1900. She is survived by seven children, Don Pack of Gillette, Wyo., George Pack of Bayard, Mrs. W.W. Woodward of Silver City, Mrs. Frank R. Boulware of Whittier, Calif., Mrs. Tony Bottini of Sausalito, Calif., Roy Pack of Seattle, Wash., and Louise Pack of San Fernando, Calif. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Nellie Gladson of Tulsa, Okla.; and 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Woodward, George Pack, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pack attended the funeral services in California.

PACKER: Alfred Lewis Packer, 74, a Deming resident, died Saturday in Deming. Graveside funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg with Bim Kerr officiating. Mr. Backer was born March 14, 1922, in El Paso, Texas, to Stanley and Goldie Palmer Backer. He had been a resident of Deming for 20 years, having moved there from Oklahoma, where he worked as an auto mechanic and in small-engine repair. His family includes his wife, Cynthia, of Deming; three sons, Bobby Ratliff of Mason, Ohio, Paul Ratliff of Carlisle, Ohio, and Bill Ratliff of Atlanta, Ga.; five daughters, Vickie Coffey of Duncan, Ariz., Juanita Cochran of Welch, W.Va., Olgie Ratliff of Valparaiso, MD., Dee Stahl of Versailles, Ohio, and Brenda Jacobs of Deming; a sister, Mildred Jones of Deming; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Backer. Pallbearers will be Randy Lancaster, Bait and Bill McLain, Ken Jacobs, John Nemec, Tom Coffey and Troy Jones. Honorary bearer is Bill Stephens. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

Patchin; Mrs. Edna Patchin, a former resident of Silver City when she was on the staff of the Gila National Forest office, passed away Oct. 15 at the home of Mrs. Nell Holzman in San Diego, Calf.., where she lived in recent years. Two years ago she visited in Silver City. Word of her death was received by Mrs. Robert Athon. Funeral services and burial took place in San Diego.

Alberto B. Padilla, 86, passed away at the Hillcrest General Hospital Friday, April 8, following a brief illness. Mr. Padilla was a native of Angustura, N.M. and had been a resident of Grant County for about the last 50 years. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1958, having completed about 43 years of employment. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Guadalupe L. Padilla of Hurley, seven daughters, Mrs. Herininia Kennedy of Bayard, Mrs. Josefina Marrufo, of Hurley, Mrs. Millie Hinojosa of Santa Clara, Calif., Mrs. Joanna Ramos of Bayard, Mrs. Mary Lou Mendosa of Ft. Bayard, Mrs. Alice Reyes of Hurley, and Miss Ruth Padilla of Hurley; five sons, Lorenzo Padilla of Santa Clara, Calif., Albert Padilla of Silver City, Jacinto Salcido of Las Cruces, N.M., Raul Salcido of Hanover, and Luis Salcido of Ft. Bayard; one sister, Martina Lopez of Greeley, Colo., 29 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited in the Curtis Bright Funeral Home Monday, April 11, with the Funeral Mass being held in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church Tuesday, April 12, with burial to follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Mr. Padilla’s grandsons served as casket bearers.

PADILLA: Albino Nopera Padilla, 72, died Friday at Fort Bayard. Mr. Padilla was a communicant of the Catholic Church. He was born in Lordsburg and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County and was retired from Chino Mines Co. He is survived by four daughters, Maria Teresa Vasqnez of West Covina, Calif., Arcelia Padilla of Los Angeles, Calif., Ruth Placencio of Silver City and Hilda Placencio of Bayard; and one son, Ricardo Quintero, stationed in Seoul, Korea with the U.S. Army. Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Tomas Perez and Ricardo Hinojal. Interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City

PADILLA: Irene Padilla, 5 months, of Silver City died Friday at her home. Arrangements are pending with Baca's Funeral Chapels.

PADILLA: Irene H. Padilla, 92, a former Deming resident, passed away Sunday, Jan 17, at Horizon Southwest Care Center in Silver City. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will follow that evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Thursday at noon at St. Ann's with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Padilla was born April 7, 1906, in L San Juan to Celso Hernandez and Concepcion Regalado. She had been a Deming resident since 1952, and was a homemaker and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church; Survivors include, a sister, Antonia H. Page: of Las Cruces; six grandchildren, Velma Padilla and Irma City. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil will follow that evening at 7 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Thursday at noon at St. Ann's with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Padilla was born April 7, 1906, in San Juan to Celso Hernandez and Concepcion Regalado. She had been a Deming resident since 1952, and was a homemaker and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister,, Antonia H. Page of Las Cruces; six grandchildren, Velma Padilla and Irma Uribe of California, Tacho Padilla and Olga Padilla of Las Cruces, Felix Dominguez of Deming and Freddy Martinez of Arizona; 17 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anastacio Padilla, in 1958; a son, Arturo Padilla; a daughter, Esther P. Dominguez; and a granddaughter, Rosemary Samayoa. Pallbearers will be Felix Dominguez, Tacho Padilla, Bill Hunt, Arturo Bustillos, Danny Pina and Freddy Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

PADILLA: Irene Samantha Padilla, 5 month infant of Roberto B. and Molly (Altamirano) Padilla, died Friday at the family home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will follow. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. She is survived by her parents; brother, Robert Altamirano; sister, Monica Altamirano; maternal grandparents, David and Irene Altamirano; maternal great-grandmother, Ramona Arroyo; paternal grandmother, Juanita Lucero, all of Silver City, paternal grandfather, Albert Padilla of Fierro; and paternal great-grandparents, Rosario and Viviana Hernandez of Silver City

PADILLA: Lupe Leyba Padilla, 36, a resident of North Hurley, passed away at her home Saturday. Visitation will begin at 5 this afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels and the vigil service will be there this evening at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held Monday morning at 10 at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, with the rite of committal and interment to follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Father Ray Jackson will officiate at all of the services. She was horn Dec. 24, 1961, in Silver City to Mike Juare and Paula Gomez. She was a member of the Catholic Church, was a homemaker and had worked as a restaurant cashier. Survivors include her husband, Leo Padilla Jr. of the home; her father, Mike Juare, and her mother, Paula Gomez, both of Silver City; three sons, Anthony, Andy and Leo Padilla III of North Hurley; two daughters, Maxine Abril and her husband, Jesus, of Bayard, and Margaret Padilla of North Hurley; three brothers, David Gomez, and Raymond and Gilbert Leyba of Silver City; three sisters, Esther Gomez, Pearla Hernandez and Yolanda Villa of Silver City; a grandchild, Jesus Abril of Bayard; her grandmother, Lupe Leyba of Silver City and three sisters, Ester Gomez, Pearla Hernandez and Yolanda Villa of Silver City. A grandchild Jesus Abril of Bayard; her grandmother Lupe Leyba of Silver City and numerous aunts, uncles and in-laws. Casket bearers will be Daniel, Gary and Raymond Chavez, David Gomez, Barney Padilla and Raymond Leyba. Entrusted to the Care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive, Silver City. Phone 388-2334

PADILLA: Martin Padilla, 55, of Durango, Colo., formerly of Hurley, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Aug. 28, at Mercy Medical Center in Durango. He was born Jan. 30, 1944, in Hurley to Elias and Lydia Luna Padilla. He was a 1963 graduate of Cobre High School and was a sophomore at Western New Mexico University majoring in math, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 during the Vietnam era. He graduated with honors from artillery and missile school, specializing in electronics at Fort Sill, Okla. Mr. Padilla was stationed in Germany as a radio signal operator until his discharge in 1971. He was employed in the maintenance department at Fort Lewis College in Durango. During his school years, he was active in sports, excelling in football, basketball, and in baseball as a pitcher. He was a very friendly and caring person, and will be missed by all his family and friends. Mr. Padilla is survived by his loving wife, Viola, of the family home; his son, Kenny Padilla, and his wife, Michelle, of Santa Clara; his mother. Lydia Luna Padilla of Hurley one sister, Ella Gonzales, and her husband, Frank, of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert Padilla and his wife. Carmen, of Santa Clara, and Danny "Congo" Padilla and his wife, Velia, of Houston; and his grand-daughter, Vanessa Padilla of Santa Clara. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Elias Padilla. Calling hours for Mr. Padilla will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev Dan Porter celebrant. The rite of committal and interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with honors accorded by local veterans groups. Serving as casket bearers will be Jerry Gonzales, Eli Padilla, Eddie Joe Luna, Butch Rea, Henry Sedilio and John Portillo. Honorary bearers will be Fred and Genaro Luna, Andy Padilla, Manuel Herrera and Bernie Marin. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Mrs. Eusebia T. Padilla, 82, a resident of Grant County for 80 years, died this morning at Hillcrest Hospital. Survivors include two daughters. Mrs. Josefa Leyba of Central and Mrs. Adela Dominguez of Sherman; five grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; three sisters and one brother. Rosary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Ramon Estivil officiating. Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Sherman Catholic Church with the Rev. Henry Saxon officiating. Burial will follow in the Sherman Cemetery.

Mrs. Isabel Padilla, 55 of Hurley, died at 11:07 Tuesday at Hillcrest General Hospital, where she had just previously been admitted as a patient. The deceased, is survived by her husband, Espiridien B. Padilla. Details of funeral arrangements were not available today and will be announced later by Curtis Mortuary.
Mrs. Prudencia B Padilla, 62, resident of Central for 16 years, passed away Tuesday after a brief illness. Surviving are her husband, Primitivo Padilla three sons, Juan, Ralph and Ramon a daughter, 16 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at Curtis Mortuary.

While at work at Hurley Wednesday morning, Felipe G. Padilla, 63, an employee of Kennecott Copper Corp. suffered a heart attack. He was given emergency attention but died en route to Silver City in a company ambulance that was bringing him to Hillcrest General Hospital. Surviving is his wife, who was on a visit to relatives in California and is expected to arrive home today, leaving immediately when advised of her husband’s death. Other members of the family are three sons, three daughters, three grandchildren, a sister and a brother. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Mortuary.

Raymond M. Padilla, 46, of Deming, who with two other men from Deming, while traveling along the Mimbres River road near San Juan Tuesday, died of an apparent heart attack. The truck stalled when it ran out of fuel and Padilla walked away a few yards, collapsed and died. An inquest was held Wednesday at Santa Rita by Peace Justice Henry Moreno, of Santa Rita, Cause of death was attributed to natural causes. Funeral arrangements were made by the Curtis Mortuary.
Padilla; Espiridion Ballios Padilla, died at his home in North Hurley March 30. Padilla was born in Placitas, N.M. June 25, 1901, and was a lifelong resident of the state. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabel, in 1963. He is survived by sons Mike, Willie, and Leo Padilla of Hurley; daughters Ernestina Madrid of Silver City, Beda Saliorio of Hurley, and Josie Padilla of Hurley; a brother, Dan Padilla of Los Angeles; sisters, Petra Lucero and Mariana Apodoca of Albuquerque, Maria Gonzales and Martha Barela of Los Angeles; and 32 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers were grandchildren. Rosary was recited April 1 in the Wheeler Chapel. Mass was celebrated in the Hurley Infant Jesus Church the next day with burial at the Hurley Cemetery. All arraignments by Wheeler Funeral Home.

Ortiz; Mrs. Maria Anita Lopez, 56, Santa Rita, died Monday evening. She was born in Mexico, but had lived in Grant county for 44 years. Rosary services were held Wednesday at 8 PM in the Santa Rita Catholic Church followed by mass at 9AM today. Burial will take place in the Hanover cemetery at 4:30 this afternoon directed by Cox Mortuary. Surviving are her husband Guhesindro Ortiz, four sons; Victor, Aurthor, Samuel and Ramon; a daughter Mrs. Jose Mendoza, all of Santa Rita; mother Mrs. Canuta D. Lopez; two brothers, Margarito and Antonio Lopez; four sisters, Mrs. Ynez Morales, Santa Rita, Mrs. Nicholas Castillo, Bayard, Mrs. Jesus Sanchez Hanford, Calif, and Mrs. Manual Guiterez, El Paso, and 16 grand children.

Padilla: Antonio B. Padilla, 71, died Sat. Jan. 18 at Hillcrest Hospital. He [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]

Padilla; Baby Padilla, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Padilla of Las Cruces died Tuesday in Las Cruces. Aside of his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Salvador J. Padilla of Silver City and great-grandmother, Antonia J. Wright of Madeira, Calif. Grave side services were held March 10 at the Hanover Cemetery with Father Thomas Perez of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Padilla: Caesar Murillo Tobias Padilla, 24, a resident of Silver City, died Saturday in Las Cruces. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Mr. Padilla who was living in Las Cruces, passed away there early Saturday morning as a cancer patient. He was born May 10, 1971, in Silver City. He attended Silver City schools and was member of the Catholic Church. His activities included participating in the Golden Gloves boxing program. He loved the outdoors and guitar music. He was a member of the Police Athletic Boxing League, and he and brother Roman, boxed from 1978 to 1981 under the hand of two of his favorite uncles Ruben Murillo Sr. and Joe "Jojo" Murillo Sr. He was a dedicated Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City and the vigil service will be held there at 7:00 p.m. this evening. The funeral liturgy will be held Wednesday morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic church. The Rev. Rod Nichols, pastor, will officiate and the rite of committal and interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Cemetery. His beloved survivors who will dearly miss him include his parents, Manuel and Terry Padilla of Las Cruces; a son, Gregory Padilla, and his former spouse, Monica Maynes Padilla, of Silver City; two brothers, Roman and Manny Padilla Jr. of Silver City; two sisters, Teresa Belen Padilla and Claudia Murillo Padilla of Las Cruces; and his grandparents, Claudio and Mary Lou Padilla, and Belen Murillo of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jesus Murillo III and Gabby Rodriguez. Pallbearers will be Roman Padilla and Manny Padilla Jr., Adrian and Robert Ortiz, Joe Murillo Jr. and Jory Torrez. Honorary bearers listed are his many relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Padilla: Pvt. Claudio Padilla, Jr., 17, died in El Paso Monday, August 19 from injuries received in an auto accident. Padilla was a native of Silver City and was serving in the U.S. Army at Ft. Bliss. Survivors include his wife, Terry of Silver City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claudio Padilla, Sr., of Silver City; one brother, Manuel of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Torres, Mrs. Diane Chavez, Miss Tonie Padilla, all of Silver City; his grandfather, Juan Padilla of La Mirada, CA., and his grandmother, Mrs. Antonia Wright of Firebaugh, CA. Funeral Mass was recited at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Saturday, August 24. Interment followed in the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Father A James. Milano officiating, with full military honors.

Padilla: David Ballejos Padilla, 60, died at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center Saturday, August 24. A native of Placitas, Mr. Padilla had resided in Grant County for the past 24 years. He was a retired Kennecott Copper Corporation employee. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lupe Padilla of Hurley; two sons David, Ft. Bliss, TX., and Fernando of Hurley; three daughters, Mrs. Amelia Granadino, Miss Delmira Padilla, both of Hurley, and Mrs. Corneila Ortiz of Central; and five grandchildren. Also survived are four brothers. Antonio and Espiridion, both at Hurley, Edward at Albuquerque and Daniel of San Fernandez Calif; and four sisters. Mrs. Mariano Apadoca and Mrs. Petra Lucero, both of Albuquerque. Mrs. Martha Barela and Mrs. Maria Gonzales, both of San Fernando. Rosary was said Tuesday, August 27 at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Funeral Mass being recited there on Wednesday, August 28. Interment followed in the Central Cemetery, with the Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinosa officiating. Pallbearers were Ricardo Sedillos, Ricardo Padilla, Reynaldo Sedillos, Rudy Martinez, Rudy Marrufo and Jose Sedillos.

Padilla: Elias H. Padilla died Saturday, June 26, after an extended illness. Mr. Padilla was born Dec 12, 1911 in Hillsboro, N.M., the son of Qlimaco and Filomena Olguin Padilla. In 1934 he married Lydia Luna, also of Hillsboro. Padilla was employed with Kennecott Copper Corp. for 33 years until his retirement in 1972 and had resided in Hurley for the past 38 years. He played in the baseball league in the 1930s and will always be remembered by his friends as a very active sports fan. He was a member of Local 890 and a communicant of Infant Jesus Catholic Church. Padilla is survived by his wife, Lydia L. Padilla of Hurley; one daughter, Ella Gonzales of Tucson; four sons, Robert Padilla of Long Beach, Calif., Danny Padilla of Houston, Martin and Kenny Padilla, both of Hurley; one sister, Francisca Barrereas of Las Cruces; one brother, George Padilla of T or C; 11 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation was Tuesday and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday. Both services were held in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with the Rev. Benito Syen officiating. Interment followed in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were Thomas Barrereas, Vincente Hidalgo, Agran Luna, Johnnie Luna, Robert Perea and Henry Sedillos. Honorary pallbearers were Abel Luna, Fred Luna, Ricardo Rodriquez, Tommy Rivera, Art Lara, A.B. Elder, Mike Holguin and Manuel Carreon. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Padilla: Elizabeth Padilla, 30 a former resident of North Hurley, died Tuesday, March 15 in Phoenix, Ariz. Miss Padilla was born and raised in Grant County, but moved to Phoenix five years ago. Survivors include her father and his wife, Johnny and Trinie Padilla; her mother, Mary Padilla; two brothers, Johnny Padilla Jr. and Freddy; three sisters, Rosemary, JoAnn and Lydia Padilla; and one son, Israel Nanez, all of Phoenix. Services were held Monday in Phoenix. Pallbearers were Henry Sedillos, Ricardo Sedillos, Ricardo Padilla, Estevan Padilla, Tony Lopez and Tony Lopez Jr.

Padilla: George Jaime Padilla, 26, a lifelong Grant County resident, died Monday afternoon as the result of an accident. He was born Feb. 22, 1963, in Silver City, and was a member of the Catholic Church. Calling hours for the Padillas will be in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels this afternoon from 2-5. Rosary services will be held this evening at 7 in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church of Hurley. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 in the same church with the Rev. Julio Espinoza officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Survivors include their parents, Miguel and Mary Jaime Padilla of North Hurley; two sisters, Stella P. Rivera of Silver City and Genevieve "Bea" Urquidez of El Paso, Texas; their maternal grandmother, Antonia Jaime of Central; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Serving as casket bearers will be Rudy Baca, Michael Chavez, Manuel Saborio Jr., Ruben, Barney and Leo "Polo" Padilla Jr., Lawrence "Flo" Aguilera, Terry J. Rivera, Ruben Rodriguez, Larry P. Urquidez, Carlos and Gilbert Morones, and John Diaz Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Padilla: Guadalupe L. Padilla, 70, died Saturday in Alamogordo while on a trip with her family. She was born Aug. 27, 1918, in Hurley where she continued to live her entire life. In 1944 she married Alberto B. Padilla and together they raised their family until his death in 1976. She had been a caring mother and homemaker while also working many years for the Cobre School District in the C.C. Snell cafeteria until her retirement. For some time she had also served as a Home Extension Service Representative. Calling hours will be today from 1-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The rosary services will be held at 7 this evening also at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated in Hurley at 10 Tuesday morning in the Infant Jesus Catholic Church where she had been a life-long member. Officiating at both services will be the Rev. Benito Suen of Hurley. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. She is survived by her ten children. Still in the family home in Hurley are Ruth Padilla, Denise Padilla and Albert Padilla III, while others are Jacinto Salcido and his wife, Alice, of Las Cruces, Raul Salcido and his wife, Angela, of Phoenix, AZ, Luis Salcido and his wife, Joan, of Silver City, Albert Padilla Jr., and his wife, Eutalia, of Las Cruces, Joanna Ramos and her husband, Alejandro, of Bayard, Mary Lou Mendosa and her husband, Edward Mendoza Sr., of Fort Bayard, and Alice Reyes of Hurley. She is also survived by three stepdaughters, Herminia Kennedy of San Jose, Calif., Josephine Marrufo of Hurley and Mellie Hinojosa of Santa Clara, Calif.; a brother, Samuel Camarillo of Torrance, Calif.; 21 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Albert Padilla III, Jason Salcido, Raul Salcido Jr., Rudy Luna, Benny Altimirano and Cleo Lopez. Honorary casket bearers will be Roger Weiker, Alex Ramos, Edward Mendoza, Feliciano Salcido and Hector Salcido. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Padilla: Herman C. Padilla, 80, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Monday morning at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born March 12, 1915, in Cuchillo and served in the U.S. Army during World War II under Gen. George Patton. Mr. Padilla participated in the Northern France and Aleutian Islands campaigns. He was awarded the European, African, Middle Eastern and Asiatic-Pacific Theater victory medals. He retired as a miner from Chino Mines in 1975. He has been an area resident the past 18 years. Mr. Padilla was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Local 890 union in Grant County. Survivors include his loving wife, Carolina Padilla, of the family home; three sons, Lee A. Padilla, Aurthur A. "Art" Padilla and Elmo A. Padilla, all of Las Cruces; two daughters, Rita P. Iturralde and her husband, Sal, of Las Cruces, and Yvette Padilla of Tucson, Ariz; and two sisters, Lucy Padilla and Erlinda Lucero, both of Truth or Consequences. Other survivors include nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eutimio and Aida Garcia Padilla; four brothers, Elizario, Max, Melquaides and George Padilla; and one sister, Josefita Sanchez. Mr Padilla will be reposing today from 2-4 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces. The prayer vigil will be held the evening at 7 in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral in Las Cruces, where the funeral liturgy will be held Wednesday at 10 in the morning with the Rev. Ricardo Ramirez officiating. The rite of committal will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Las Cruces with full military honors accorded by a Fort Bliss honor guard. Serving as casket bearers will be Lee, Arthur and Elmo Padilla, Sal Iturralde, Ray Guerra and Sammy "Eloy" Garcia. Honorary bearers will be Christopher and Patricio Padilla, Ray Herman and Justin Ryan Guerra. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces.

Padilla: Isabel M. Padilla, 76, formerly of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andres O. Padilla, on July 4, 1941. Survivors include three brothers, Fred Madrid of Deming, Edward Madrid of Buena Park, Calif., and Felix Madrid of Seattle; a sister, Mickey Munoz of Silver City; three sons, Andy Padilla of Silver City, Manuel Padilla of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Daniel Padilla of Seattle; a daughter, Priscilla Padilla Gillott of Long Beach; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A rosary has been tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Brother's Funeral Directors, 244 Redondo Ave., Long Beach. Interment tentatively will be at 11 a.m. Friday at All Souls Cemetery, 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Padilla, Andrew Padilla, Michael Price, Gregory Price, Jeffrey Gillott, Daniel Padilla Jr. and Andres M. Padilla. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and relatives. Funeral arrangements are by Brother's Funeral Directors.

Padilla: Joe A. Padilla, 78, a resident of Las Cruces, died Thursday in Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born March 29, 1912, in Las Cruces. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He served with the United States Army during World War II and was a self-employed painter. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated this afternoon at 2 in St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church in Las Cruces with the Rev. Juan Moreno officiating. The family will have private committal services. Survivors include Nellie Padilla of Las Cruces; three sons, Richard and Bobby Padilla of Las Cruces, and Joe Chacon of Albuquerque; a daughter, Margaret Y. Duran of Silver City; and three sisters, Mary and Nancy Padilla and Minnie Threat, all of Las Cruces. He is also survived by grandchildren, Michael, Marc, Laurie and Joseph Chacon of Albuquerque, Bernice Anette Duran of Silver City, Renee Duran of Ajo, Ariz., and Suzanne Duran, Valerie Ortega, and Chris and Roberta Padilla, all of Las Cruces. Other survivors include a great-grandchild, and stepchildren, Barbara Biel, and Ralph and Carlos Melendrez. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margarita Ireland of Las Cruces, in June 1990, and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Duran of Silver City, in August1989. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Padilla: Johnny D. Padilla, 36, a former North Hurley resident, entered life eternal Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born Sept. 24, 1956, in Silver City. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was a student. Mr. Padilla served in the U.S. Army from 1974-80. Calling hours are today from 2-5 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held Friday morning at 10 at the Hurley Infant Jesus Church, with the Reverend John Jusseaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Veterans honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his mother, Mary Ellen Padilla of Phoenix; his father and stepmother, Johnny Padilla Sr. and Trinidad Padilla; a son, Ismael Padilla of Philadelphia; a daughter, Graciela Padilla, also of Philadelphia; a brother, Freddy Padilla of Phoenix; and three sisters, Joann Florez of Tucson, Ariz., Rosemary Padilla of Phoenix and Lydia Benavidez of Indiatlantic, Fla. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Josephine Romero of Phoenix; and his paternal Grandmother, Rosa Padilla of North Hurley. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Padilla, and his grandfathers, Antonio Padilla and Joe Romero. Casket bearers will be Tony Lopez, Henry Sedillos, Richard Padilla Jr., Frankie Amador, Ruben Padilla, and Speedy Padilla. Honorary bearers will be the remaining members and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Padilla: Johnny Garcia Padilla, 57, a longtime area resident who was living in Tucson, Ariz., entered eternal rest in Tucson on Sunday. Visitation will be held from 2-5 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels and will resume at 6 p.m. at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7, led by Deacon Johnny Perez. The funeral liturgy will be held there at 10 Thursday morning. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery with the Rev. John Jusseaume officiating. He was born June 22, 1936, in Las Cruces to Antonio and Maria Padilla, and was retired as a construction worker. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Trini, of Tucson; two sons, Freddie Padilla of Phoenix, and Israel Padilla, who is in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas; three daughters, Lydia, JoAnne and Rose Mary Padilla of Phoenix; a brother, Dickie, and his wife, Chila Padilla, and a sister, Celia, and her husband, Lalo Sedillos, all of Hurley; three step-grandchildren, Betty Gonzales of Tucson, and Janie and Jerry Garcia of Victoria, Texas; and 21 grandchildren. He is also survived by his stepmother, Rosa Padilla of North Hurley. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Padilla, in 1992. Pallbearers will be Pete Pena, Frank Amador, Randy Moreno, and Steve, Ruben and Billy Padilla. Honorary bearers listed are Henry Sedillos, Manuel Savoria, Manuel Savoria Jr., Mike Fernandez, Arturo Chavez, Ray Bueno, and members of the Padilla and Sedillos families. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.
Padilla: Services for Juan S. Padilla, 81, of Sherman, who passed away at his residence Dec. 30, were held in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel, Jan. 4. Interment services were held the following day in the San Juan Cemetery, with the Rev. Richardo Pompa of the Apostolic Church officiating. Survivors include two sons, Pedro of Turnerville and Henero of Norwalk, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Hagdalena Misquiz and Miss Rufina Padilla both of Sherman; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Casket bearers were Eloy Norero, Manuel Salaiz, Joe Salaiz, Jr., Walter Biebelle, Jr., Marcel Biebelle and Felipe Ortiz.

Padilla: Juan Young Padilla, 92, a longtime Grant County resident, died Thursday in Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 29, 1897, in Ascencion, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Elisteo and Victoria Young Padilla. Mr. Padilla worked in the crusher for 25 years before his retirement from Chino Mines and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Monday morning at l0 in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Interment will be in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are his ex-wife, Antonia Wright of Silver City; four sons, Salvador Padilla and his wife, Cleo, Claudio Padilla and his wife, Mary Lou, and Gilbert Padilla and his wife, Irene, all of Silver City, and Juan Padilla, Jr. and his wife, Mariana, of Pico Rivera, Calif.; a sister, Ramona Verdugo of Anaheim, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Padilla, his wife, Aurelia, in 1975, and four grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Sammy, Toby, Manuel, David and Victor Padilla and Mike Rascon. Honorary bearers will be the remaining grandchildren and his friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Padilla: Services were held Monday for Kela Garcia Padilla, 21, who died last Friday at the Santa Rita Hospital. The deceased had been a resident of Grant County for the past eight years. Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiated at the services which were held in the Hurley Catholic Church. Burial was in the Central Cemetery with the Cox Mortuary in charge of arrangements. Survivors are her father, Antonio Padilla, Hurley; a sister, Mrs. Cecilia Sedillos, Hurley; and two brothers, Jackie and Johnny, also of Hurley.

Padilla: Lorenzo Cordova, 64, died Friday in Silver City. Mr. Padilla was born in Hurley but lived in San Jose, Calif., for 40 years. After his retirement in 1982 he returned to Bayard. Mr. Padilla was a member of the Bayard Apostolic Church. He is survived by his wife, Erlinda R. Padilla of Bayard; a daughter, Cindy L. Gomez and her husband, Steven Gomez of Bayard; two granddaughters, Lauren Padilla Gomez and Ashley Padilla Gomez, both of Bayard; six sisters, Hermina Kennedy of Bayard, Fina Maruffo and her husband, Reynaldo Maruffo of Hurley, Amelia Hinojosa and her husband, Manuel Hinojosa of Santa Clara, Calif., and Alice Reyes and Ruth Padilla, both of Hurley; one brother, Albert Padilla of Las Cruces; several nieces and nephews; and his step mother Guadalupe Padilla of Hurley. Mr. Padilla was preceded in death by his parents, Alberto and Cecilia Padilla. Evening services will be held at 7 Tuesday and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, both in the Bayard Apostolic Church with the Rev. Matthew Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Allingham Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Maruffo, Bobby Kennedy, Eddie Joe Diaz, Jimmy Lopez Jr., Rudy Maruffo Jr. and Jacinto Salcido. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Gomez, Manuel Hinojosa, Reynaldo Maruffo, Dioniciao Gomez, Rudy Maruffo, Jimmy Lopez, Jeffrey Kennedy, Lucas Trujillo, Evangel Arrey and Mike Sherman. Arrangements are with the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Padilla: Modesta Jaurequi Padilla, a former Silver City resident, passed away May 22 and was laid to rest May 25. She was born to Gavino and Avelina Jaurequi on Feb. 23, 1933 in Hurley. She had been living in California since 1975. Survivors are her husband, Felipe Padilla; three daughters, Elvia Vasquez, Susan Baquerro and Mary Ann Jaurequi; three sons, Anthony Padilla, Martin Padilla and his wife, Heidi and Jerry Padilla; two brothers, Merejildo Jaurequi and his wife, Oneita and Ramon Jaurequi and his wife, Cecilia; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson, all of California; and a sister, Alice Jaurequi Tais, and her husband, Colastico; and a sister-in-law, Helen Jaurequi, all of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jose Jaurequi, Cruz Jaurequi and Greg "Gollo" Jaurequi; two sisters-in-law, Minnie Jaurequi and Amelia Jaurequi; a nephew, Ronald James Tais; and a niece, Debbie Jaurequi. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating.

Padilla: Pedro R. Padilla, 59, died Sunday, March 18, in Las Cruces. Mr. Padilla was a native of Sherman, New Mexico, and was a life long resident of Grant County. He is survived by his son, Eddie Padilla of Las Cruces, two sisters, Magdelena Misquez, and Rufina Padilla both of Sherman, a brother Genero Padilla of Norwalk, Calif., and two grandchildren. Rosary recitation was at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Reverend Father Jesus Espinosa officiated at both services. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard. Serving as pallbearers were Salvador Ramirez, Sam Grijalva, Sr., Felix Roybal, Benjie Maynes, Joe Castillo and Charlie Norero.

Padilla: Primitivo Baca Padilla, 94, died Monday at Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. He was a lifetime resident of Central. Survivors are two sons, Juan B. and Ramon Padilla, both of Las Cruces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Prudencia Padilla; a son, Ralph Padilla; a daughter, Dora P. Kirker; a grandson, James Kirker; and a great-grandson, Mike Padilla Jr. Visitation was to be held from 5-7 p.m. today at Chapel of the Crosses Funeral Home in Las Cruces. The rosary will be held thereat 7:30 tonight. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Genevieve's Catholic in Las Cruces. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements were by Chapel of the Crosses Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

Padilla: Raymond Michael Padilla, 37, a lifelong Grant County resident, died Monday afternoon as the result of an accident. He was born March 11, 1952, in Silver City, and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Padilla: Selsa R. Padilla, 59, died Saturday, June 24 at Sun Towers Hospital in El Paso. Mrs. Padilla was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Pedro Padilla of Bayard, a son, Eddie Padilla of Las Cruces and one grandchild. Survivors also include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Rascon, Sr., of Bayard, six sisters, Mrs. Sofia Arciero and Mrs. Ramona Ortiz, both of Bayard, Mrs. Carolina Dominguez of Central, Mrs. Elisa Cordova of Simi Valley, Calif., Mrs. Delia Garcia of Garden Bell, Calif., Mrs. Lorenza Miranda of Albuquerque, four brothers, Manuel Rascon, Jr. and Alfredo Rascon, both of Turnerville, Joe Rascon of Silver City and Sammy Rascon of San Manuel, Ariz. Rosary recitation was Tuesday, June 27 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, June 28 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Rev. Fr. Jesus Espinosa conducting both services. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Alfredo Rascon, Larry Bustamante, Sam Grijalva, Sr., Genaro Padilla, Joe Rascon and Felix Roybal.

Padilla: Mrs. Theresa R. Padilla, 72, a native of San Juan died Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Hillcrest General Hospital after an extended illness. Survivors include her husband, Juan of Sherman; two daughters, Miss Rufina Padilla and Mrs. Magdalena Misquez, both of Sherman; two sons, Genaro of Norwalk Calif., and Pedro of Turnerville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Juan Rael of Sherman and Bonny Rael of Arrey, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Juliana Lucero of San Lorenzo and Mrs. Eliza Gonzales of Albuquerque. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Friday with burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in the San Juan Cemetery with the Rev. Richardo Pompas of the Silver City Apostolic Church officiating.

Padilla: Tomasa Ornelas Padilla, 77, a resident of Lordsburg, died at her home Sunday night. She was born May 13, 1919 in Clifton, Ariz., and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg. Rosary service was held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m in St. Joseph's and Mass was there this morning at 10. The Rev. Carmelo Arroyos officiated and burial was in the Shakespeare Cemetery. Survivors include her husband Raymundo Padilla of the home; a son, Raymundo Padilla Jr. of Silver City; two daughters, Esther Valenzuela of Lordsburg and Angelia Rubio of Safford, Ariz.; two brothers, Urbano Ornelas of Lordsburg and Guadalupe Rubio of Safford; two sisters, Celia Hernandez of Lordsburg and Gloria Lopez of Albuquerque; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Manuel Rojas. Pallbearers were Roberto Vermudez, Rudy Ornelas, Eduardo Chavez, Pedro Marquez, Tomas Gonzalez and Pedro Valenzuela. Baca's Heather Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Padilla: Vicente Apodaca Padilla, a former Grant County resident, died Sunday, May 3 at his residence in Anaheim, Calif. He was 80. Padilla was born in Monticello, N.M., and lived for a number of years in Hurley where he worked for Chino Mines as an oiler. He moved to Anaheim after his retirement in l958. Survivors are his wife, Cornelia Padilla of Anaheim; three sons, Silas Padilla of Irvine, Calif., Fred Padilla of Anaheim, and Vincent Jr., also of Anaheim; five daughters, Esther Miranda of Fullerton, Calif., Elsie Davis of Santa Ana, Calif., Jenny Cowan of Anaheim, Jodie Cardenas of Brea, Calif., and Anna Wright of Anaheim; a brother, Benny Padilla of Monticello; 26 grandchildren; and l6 great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Holy Rosary was Tuesday, May 5 at the Hilgenfeld Mortuary Chapel in Anaheim. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, May 6 at St. Bonifce Catholic Church. Interment followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, Calif.

PADILLA: Juan B. Padilla 71, a longtime resident of Las Cruces, entered eternal life Saturday evening at Las Cruces Nursing Center. He was born June 24, 1924, in Vernon, Ariz. Mr. Padilla retired as a mechanic from Ralph's Garage and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his loving wife, Mercy Padilla of the family home; three sons, Michael Padilla of Las Cruses, Richard Padilla and his wife, Lelicia, of Las Cruces, and Johnny Padilla and his Wife, Ida, Of Houston; and three daughters, Natie Ellis and her husband, Phillip, of Houston, Dora Caro and her husband, Jesus, of Mesilla, and Mary Dominguez and her husband, Rick, of Little Rock, Ark. Other survivors include 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Padilla was preceded in death by his brothers and sister, Ramon Padilla, in 1995; Ralph Padilla, in 1976; and Dora Kirker, in 1988. Calling hours for Mr. Padilla will begin at 5 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces. The prayer vigil will begin at 7. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral liturgy Wednesday at 10 a.m. in San Albino Catholic Church on the corner of Principal and Santiago streets in Mesilla. The Rev. Sam Garcia will officiate. The rite of committal and interment will follow in San Albino Cemetery with military honors. Serving as casket bearers will be Alex, Ricky, Vala, Lencho and Johnny Padilla, and Orlando Caro. Honorary bearers will be Diego and Lala Caro, Sylvia Padilla, and Jenny Ellis. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces.

PADILLA: Rudy Nunez Padilla, 64, a lifelong Las Cruces resident, entered eternal life Saturday morning at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born in Silver City July 27, l93I, and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as fire captain with the Las Cruces Fire Department in 1986. Mr. Padilla was a member of American Legion Post 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3242, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Softball Association. He was a school bus driver with Heiweg and Farmer Transportation Co. Inc., and a member of St Genevieve's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Padilla of the family home; his parents, Juanita and Gabriel Villegas of Las Cruces; nine sons, Carlos Holguin and his wife, Kathy,. of Albuquerque, Hector Holguin and his wife, Lori, of San Diego, Rudy Padilla Jr. of Deming, Michael Padilla and his wife, Jo Ann, of Las Cruces, Johnny Padilla and his wife, Sheily, of Las Cruces, William H. "Billy" Padilla of Santa Teresa, David Padilla and his wife, Becky, of Dallas, Arther Marquez his wife, Rosie, of Las Cruces, and Daniel F. Marquez and his wife, Christi of Galveston, Texas; four daughters, Pauline and Rosemaria Marquez of El Paso, Texas, and Belinda Rivera. and her husband, Gary, and Cynthia Marquez, all of Las Cruces; and one brother, Don Padilla, also of Las Cruces. Other survivors include 19 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maria Elena Padilla; a daughter, Patricia Ann Marquez; a sister ,Eiiima Romaro, a nephew Joe E. Padilla Jr. and two grandsons Brian J. and Adam M. Padilla. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church in Las Cruces where the funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. The rite of committal and interment will follow the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors accorded by a Fort Bliss honor guard. Serving as casket bearers will be members of the Las Cruces Fire Department. Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren, Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Page: Floyd Eli Page, 73. died Tuesday evening in Silver City. Mr. Page was born in Kerrville, Texas, and had been a resident of Grant County since 1939. He was a retired electrician from Kennecott, a World War II veteran and was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Mr. Page is survived by his wife Octie of Hurley; two sons, Floyd ‘‘Speedy’’ Part of Coos Bay, Ore., mid Ray Sherdell Page and wife Anita of Santa Fe; one brother. Charles Ray Page of Deming; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will he held 2 p.m. Friday at the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Atchicy officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Allingham-Goldiflg Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Otis Stinson, W.L. Pingleton, Henry Wallis, Marty Mize, Andrew Gilliland, and Paul Jones. honorary pallbearers will be his friends and neighbors. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Robert G. Page, Chairman of the Executive Committee Of Phelps Dodge Corp., the countries second largest Copper producer, and its former Chief Executive Officer died on Christmas day at Central Suffix hospital Riverhead Long Island. He was 69. Mr. Page joined Phelps Dodge as President in 1947 and was its Chief Executive Officer from I955 until August,1969. Under his guidance the Company’s role as a leading producer of copper and manufacturer of metal products was greatly enhanced. Especially noteworthy was the development of the Company’s large new cupper mine at Tyrone, New Mexico, the expansion and modernization of the copper refinery and manufacturing facilities, the company’s entry into the aluminum business, and its development of international interest through investments in Southern Peru Copper Corporation and in 20 foreign wire and cable manufacturing companies. He is survived by his wife, Marie Jerma in Page, and two step daughters, Mrs John P. Lawrence of Wilton. Connecticut and Mrs. Chester Billings Jr , of New Canaan, Connecticut, and a sister Mrs. Mark Schorer of Berkeley, California. Services were held Tuesday at St. Mark’s Church. West Hampton Beach, Long Island. A memorial service will be held in New York City at a date to be announced.

Page: Octie Page, 81, of Hurley passed away Friday at her residence. Mrs. Page was born March 26, 1912, to Tom and Laura (Wright) McCutcheon in Esther, Mo. She married Floyd Eli Page in 1933 in Bell Flower, Calif. They moved to Grant County in 1935. She was a member of the Hurley Community Church, the Ladies Aid organization with the church, and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. She is survived by two sons, Floyd Page and wife, Nina, of Coos Bay, Ore., and Sherdell Page and his wife, Anita, of Silver City; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Eli Page, in 1985. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Elver H. Hoefer officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Gila Regional Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.
PALACIOS: Natalia J. Palacios, 69, of Silver City passed away Saturday, March 13, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. The rosary will follow at 7 with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rod Nichols officiating. Interment will be in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. She was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Silver City, the daughter of Antonio Jaramillo and Catalina Garcia Jaramillo. She married Luis Espinosa Palacios on Dec. 4, 1950, in Silver City. He preceded her in death 20 years to the day, March 13, 1979. She is survived by two sons, James J. Palacios and his wife, Viki and Paul J. Palacios and his companion, Sarah, all of Silver City; six daughters, Yvonne J. Palacios, Sylvia Palacios Whitworth and her husband, Michael, and Bernadine J. Palacios, all of Silver City, Patsy Palacios Mays and her husband, James, of Mesa, Ariz., and Dolores J. Palacios and Debra J. Palacios, both of Silver City; her grandchildren, James Palacios Jr., Luis Palacios, Clarissa Palacios, Tianna Palacios, Pauline Palacios, Ernest P. Rodriguez, Erika P. Rodriguez, Conrad "C.H." Chavira, Michelle P. Ortiz, Trinidad P. Ortiz, Michael P. Ortiz, Katherine P. Hickle, Rudy P. Fierro Jr., Yvonne Fierro, James A. Mays III, and James Luis Mays; 11 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lorenza Lopez and her husband, Ramon, Genevieve Jarmillo Peria and her husband, Raul, Chelo Jaurequi and her husband, Jose, Polly Marquez and her husband, Ramon, and Angie Garcia, all of Silver City; one sister-in-law, Elvira P. Gunter of Hurley; one brother-in-law, Antonio Ronquillo of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, James and Sammy Palacios; one brother, Antonio Jarmillo Jr.; and three brothers-in-law, David Ronquillo, Ernie Gunter and Wally Garcia. Mrs. Palacios was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was the proud owner and operator of El Paisano Restaurant, which has been in business since 1969. She took great pride in her business and her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Palacios was a kind and gentle person, always willing to lend a helping hand. She was the "heart" of the family, keeping everyone together and making sure that no one was forgotten. She will be greatly missed. Pallbearers will be Paul Palacios, James Whitworth and Peter Vasquez. Honorary bearers will be C.H. Chavira, Michael Ortiz Jr., Luis Palacios, James Arthur Mays, James Luis Mays and Kyree D. Ratliffe. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Palacios: Carolos Palacios, 61, died Wednesday, July 19, at his residence in Arenas Valley. Mr. Palacios, a native of El Paso, Texas, was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Palacios is survived by his wife, Mrs. Teofila Palacios of Arenas Valley, a daughter, Miss Cecilia Palacios of Arenas Valley, two sisters, Mrs. Josephina Trejo and Mrs. Maria Elena Flores, both of El Paso, three brothers, Antonio Palacios and George Weir, both of El Paso, and David Palacios of Pima, Arizona. Rosary recitation was at 8 p.m., July 20 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano conducting both services. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Albert Millan, Manuel Orasco, Felix Gandara, Manuel Elias, Lalo Flores and Seferino Barraza.

Palacios: Luis E. Palacios, 56, died Tuesday, March 13 in Silver City. Mr. Palacios was the owner and operator of El Paisano Café and Bakery. He was also a member of the Silver City Savings and Loan, the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, and was the Certified Bailiff of Grant County. Mr. Palacios was a native of El Paso, Texas, and was life long resident of Grant County. He is survived by his wife, Natalia J. Palacios, daughters Yvonne R. Chavira of Silver City, Sylvia P. Ortiz of Central, Bernadine Palacios, Patsy Palacios, Dolores (Dodie) Palacios, Debbie Palacios all of Silver City, Helen Palacios of Los Angeles, California, Monica Garcia of Hatch, three sons, James Palacios and Paul Palacios both of Silver City, Luis Palacios Jr. of Hatch, one sister Elvira Gunter of Las Cruces, two brothers, Antonio Ronguillo of Albuquerque, David Ronguillo of Hurley and fifteen grandchildren. Rosary recitation was 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 9:30 a.m., today, Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Monsignor A. James Milano will officiate at both services. Burial will follow at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are, Rudy Chapin, Tony Rivera, Mike Padilla, A.C. (Chon) Manzano, Joe Meroz and Joe Galvan. Honorary pallbearers are, Raul Pena, Ramon Marquez, Ramon Lopez, Tony Jaramillo, Joe Jaurequi, Wally Garcia, Macedonio Gonzalez, Nuni Cabrera, Mike Pena, Walo Pena, Chavelo Barela, Henry Mata, Rudolfo Clark, Terry Trujillo, Arturo Garcia, Demetrio Echeveria, Reymunda and Albert Munoz.

Palise; Jack Joseph Palise, 71, resident of 1304 Mountainair died at Sun Towers Hospital in El Paso. He was born May 14, 1913 in Albion, Michigan and was retired from tool and die production. He was a member of the Catholic Church. In 1972 he moved to Deming and was owner and operator of the Mountain View Apartments. Services were held in Dearborn, Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Frances Palise of the home; two sons, Nicholas A. Palise, Dearborn, Mich. and Anthony J. Palise, Belleville, Mich; one daughter Jaqueline Wiseman, Ypsilanti, Mich; four brothers, Sam Palise, Dearborn, Mich, Nich Palise, Deming, Joseph Palise, Goodrich, Mich, and Frank Palise, South Lyon, Mich; three sisters, Angeline Manzo, Mildord, Mich, Vittina Laudician, Novi, Mich. and Phyllis Clayton. Dearborn Heights, Mich; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mattina Denaro in Feb. of 1983. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements.

PALMEN: Mrs. Woodbury Palmen of Wabasha. She is survived by her husband five children 12 grandchildren one great-grand child by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Harrison Schmidt of Silver City. The Palmens are remembered by friends in Silver City who knew them as Woody and Billie and who visited her sister here, the late Gretchen Strong. Services will be held Thursday in Wabashe.

Palmer; Susan Palmer, 86, of Whittier, Calif. died March 5 in La Mirada, Calif. She was born in Tennessee on February 8, 1896. Mrs. Palmer was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Whittier and the Order of the Eastern Star, Martha Chapter number 57, Arenas Valley. Graveside services were held March 9 in the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of the Order of Eastern Star, Martha Chapter Number 57. Burial Followed in Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Palmer: Edwina Palmer, 69, a resident of Silver City for the past 22 years, passed away Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born March 18, 1926 to Morgan and Ellen (Garoutte) Gourd in Tahlequah, Okla. She married Ken Palmer on Dec. 14, 1946 in Wichita, Kans. She had been a pastor's wife since 1958, serving in churches throughout Kansas and New Mexico, most recently with Calvary Baptist Church in Silver City and Alpha Baptist Church in Deming, where she was known for her beautiful voice and love for gospel music. She was a loving friend to many and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandsons. She is survived by her husband of forty eight years, Pastor Ken Palmer of Silver City; a daughter, Susan Hickson and her husband, Don of Silver City; two grandsons, Kenneth Floyd Hickson and Don Hickson III, both of Silver City; four sisters, Helen Medlin and her husband, Curtis of Vinita, Okla., Evelyn Herron and her husband, Jim of Tulsa, Okla., Seletha Ferguson and her husband, Bob of Tahlequah, and Kathryn Miller of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morgan and Ellen Gourd; two sons, Kendal Palmer and Kevin Palmer; and a brother, Gerald Dean Gourd. Visitation was held Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel in Silver City. A second visitation, at Calvary Baptist Church, began at nine this morning followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. with Pastor Nelson Dorr officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Jim Carson, George Clement, Harry Jackson Sr., D.L. Moser Jr., Frank Moser and Alvin Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers are all her many friends. Services will end with cremation and a private family internment at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Palmer: Gary Wayne Palmer, 19, a resident of Cliff, entered life eternal Friday evening. He was born March 25, 1974, in Santa Fe, where he attended school until he relocated with his family to Cliff six years ago. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a 1993 graduate of Cliff High School. Calling hours will be from 8:30-10 Wednesday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in Gila. Funeral services will begin there at 10 with Bishop Roland Rice presiding. Burial will follow at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his parents, Arthur and Sarah (Sally) Palmer of Cliff; his grandmother, Betty Dickerson of Cliff; three brothers, Jimmy Lee Palmer and his wife, Deanna, of Pierce, Colo., and John Arthur Palmer and Aaron Keith Palmer of Cliff; a sister, Linda Lee Padilla and her husband, Remy, of Santa Fe; two nieces, Chelli and Dana Palmer of Pierce; his fiancé, Michelle McDannald of Cliff; and numerous aunts and uncles. Casket bearers will be Jimmy Palmer, Remy Padilla, Joe Wheeler, Sterling Donaldson, Tom Norris and Kleer Lewis. Honorary bearers will be his classmates and numerous friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Palmer: Susie Mahola Palmer, 99, died in Fort Bayard Saturday. She was born in Kansas where she lived most of her long and full life and worked as a seamstress for a company until she was 80 years old when she retired reluctantly. She had been a resident of Grant County since 1980. She attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Silver City. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth B. Palmer of Silver City and Loren H. Palmer of Encinitas, Calif.; four sisters, Lucy Covert of Holton, Kan., Mamie Jordan of Emporia, Kan., and Mattie Broska and Alice Cordwell, both of Lucas, Kan.; a brother, Dwight Barton of Sylvan Grove, Kan.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude F. Palmer, in 1966 and her son, Gerald H. Palmer, in 1965. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Miki West officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church in Silver City Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Palmer: Terry R. Palmer, 33, died Saturday in Silver City. Mrs. Palmer was born in Bisbee, Ariz., and was a resident since 1969 of Silver City, where she was member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Pat L. Palmer, Sr., of Silver City, a daughter, Tammy Dyer of Tucson, Ariz., a son John Lester Palmer of Silver City, her father, William J. Hunt and stepmother, Virginia Hunt of Silver City and a sister Paulette W. Hunt of Oakland, Cal. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Curtis Bright Chapel at 2 with the Rev. Michael West of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Glen Bolding, Steve Ramirez, James Munoz, Harvey Hood and Walter McDonald. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Williams, James Ashcraft, Wallace Allred, Oscar Polanco, Julio Polanco and James Holladay. Arrangements by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

Palmer; Wayne George Palmer, age 53, resident of 814 S. 14th died in El Paso. He was born April 25, 1931 in Ithaca, New York. He had resided in Deming for the last 11 years and was a sign painter. Graveside funeral services were held at Mt. View Cemetery with Pastor George Ferguson of St. John's Baptist Church officiating. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Palmer of the home address; one son, Newell I. Palmer and one daughter, Arden Elaine Palmer Perrault, both of Deming. Also survived by his parents, Homer and Alta Palmer of Brooklyndale, NY; four brothers Homer, Stanley, Leslie and Rodney Palmer; one sister, Karen Compton all of New York State. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapels.

PALOMAREZ: Cecilia H. Palomarez, 61, of Bayard passed away Sunday at her residence. Graveside services were held Monday afternoon at 2 in the Hurley Cemetery. Mrs. Palomarez was born Oct. 2, 1935. She was the daughter of Jose Gallegos and Fernanda Gallegos, and was married to Pedro E. Palomarez. She is survived by one daughter, Consuelo G. Chacon, and her husband, Eraclao; two sons, Pedro G. Palomarez and his wife, Magdalena, of Bayard, and David G. Palomarez and his wife, Lou Ann, of Tacoma, Wash.; three brothers, Juan Gallegos of Santa Fe, Francisco Gallegos of Whittier, Calif., and Severo Gallegos of Bayard; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jose Gallegos and Arturo Gallegos. Service arrangements are with Bright Funeral Home.

PALOMAREZ: Visitation for Benito Palomarez, 75, of Deming will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday followed by an evening service at 7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the same place. Palomarez died Sunday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mary Palomarez of Deming; sons, Benny Palomarez Jr. of El Paso, Tony Palomarez and Richard L Palomarez of Deming, Eddie Palomarez and Raymond Palomarez of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters, Carmen Rodriguez, Margaret Alvarez, Jenny Butz and Petra Palomarez of Deming, Helen Alvarez of Pico Rivera, Calif., Nellie Beaty of Poteet, Texas; brother, Manuel Palomarez of Bayard; sister, Semaida Rayos of Willcox, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

PALOMAREZ: Sandra Jaime Palomarez, 17, died Wednesday in Silver City. She was born in Deming and was a lifelong resident of Bayard. She was a student at Cobre High School and was a member of the Cobre Spanish Club. She was also a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Palomarez of Bayard; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Palomarez of Bayard; three sisters, Sally Ortega of San Manuel, Ariz., Sylvia Villegas of Bayard, and Susan Arzola of Bayard; a brother, Manuel Palomarezz Jr. of Killen, Texas; three nieces; nine nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A rosary recitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Wheeler Funeral Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Tornas Perez and the Rev. Ricardo Hinojal officiating at both services. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Serving as pallbearer: will be Reynaldo Villegas, Ignacio Gonzales, Ruben Arzola, Robert Ramirez, Henry Trevizo and Robert Trevizo Arrangements are by the Wheeler [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]

PALOMAREZ: Amparo E. Palomarez, 85, passed away Thursday in Bayard. A funeral Mass was held today at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Rev. Paulus Kao officiating, and interment following at the Hurley Cemetery. Mrs. Palomarez was preceded in death by her husband, P. Cuadelario Palomarez, in 1970. She is survived by seven sons, Antonio of El Paso, Texas, Pedro, Manuel and Candelario of Bayard, Victor of Vanadium, Lazaro of Morenci. Ariz., and Jose Luis of Deming. Also surviving are four daughters, Maria Banos of Silver City, Angelia Gallegos of Bayard, Olga Gonzalez of Morenci and Beatrice Palomarez of Dallas; 47 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and 15 step-grandchildren. Pallbearers were some of her grandchildren. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

PALOMAREZ: Cecilia Palomarez, 61, of Bayard passed away, Sunday at her residence. Service arrangements are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

Pando: Antonio David Pando died Aug. 20, at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso. He was born in Brigham City, Utah, Aug. 4, 1932. Mr. Pando was employed with Kennecott as an electric shovel operator and had lived in Bayard for four years. Services for Mr. Pando were as follows, Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. mass was held at the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24. Burial followed at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eldred Pando, and Pete Pando, Paul and Richard, Tranquelino Pando, Sally Arellano, Eddie Pando, David and Clara Cated, Clay and Diane Lee, Mary and Christine and one grandson, Jason. Mr. Pando and a sister Antonio P. Pando and a sister Marcels Branch. Pallbearers for Mr. Pando's service were Joseph Pando, Eddie Lee Pando, Luciano Trujillo, Lee Lucero, Gilbert Medina and Chris Medina. All arrangements were under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home. Military services were performed by the American Legion.

PANGBURN: James H Pangburn, 82, died Monday morning in Glenwood. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif., and had been a longtime resident of Glenwood. Mr. Pangburn was retired from Inland Machine Co. and was a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include his wife, Lina Beth Pangburn; two daughters, Alice Ann Walner of Rockville, Md., and Kathleen Horton of Del City, Okla.; three sisters. Alice Phillips of Odessa, TX, Ruth Springfield of Mesa, Ariz., and Lois Morrow Morre of San Jose, CA; one brother Leroy Pangburn of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandchildren, Ann Hoite of Rockville and Wesley Horton of Del City, Okla.; and one great-grandchild. Graveside memorial services will he held in the Glenwood Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. David Woliersheim officiating. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Pangburn: Lina Beth Stuart Pangburn, 75, a resident of Silver City off and on since the 1930s, died Monday in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1913, in El Paso, Texas. She was employed as a registered medical records librarian at Hillcrest General Hospital during the 1960s. More recently, she was involved in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Stout Elementary School and was employed at McDonald's, under the senior citizens program, where she was very active. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. David F. Goble officiating. Survivors include a son, Thomas E. Stuart, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Anchorage, Alaska; one brother, Sam Slack of Los Lunas; a sister, Mary Jane Selly of Silver City; three grandsons, Scott Stuart of Seattle, Wash., and Matthew and Travis Stuart of Anchorage; two nieces, Kappy Boedeker and Selina Elizabeth "Cookie" Barnes, her namesake; and two nephews, Tim and Tom Selly. Other surviving family members include Moose, Frankie and Melissa White, Lenn Manning, Joe Lanaham, Mickey Malin, and Jean and Tom Scanlan, all of this area. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Pangburn; Mary Olson ("Hig" Brancheau) Pangburn, died May 29 at the Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Pangburn was born Dec. 25, 1909 in Charviloux, Mich., the daughter of Herman O. and Sara Kelly Olson. She was a member of the Santa Nino Catholic Church in Glenwood. She was also a member of the Cowbelles. Survivors include her husband, James H. Pangburn of Glenwood; one daughter, Barbara C. Roberts of Glenwood; two step-daughters, Kathleen Horton of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Alice Walner of Rockville, Md.; two sons, Robert Tim Brancheau of Covina, Calif. and John Peter Brancheau of Meringo, Ill.; 18 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Mrs. Pangburn lies in state at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Funeral services were held June 1 at the St. Francis Newman Center Parish with Rev. Fr. Ricardo Hinojal officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were James Brockman, Lenn Manning, Layton Hunter, Richard Goldsmith, R.W. Drangmeister, Howard Crockett and Orville Spooner. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

PANKEY: Winnie Pankey, 102, a former Lordsburg resident, passed away Saturday in Fullerton, Calif. Visitation will be held Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lordsburg. Funeral services will begin at 2 that afternoon with the Rev. Terry Hale, pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Lords-burg. She was born April 5, 1895, in San Saba County, Texas. On Jan. 8, 1911, she was united in marriage to Dallas Pankey of Fredonia, Texas. Most of her life was spent in Lordsburg, where she worked for the county courthouse and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She had many friends and was loved by all. She spent her last 49 years in Anaheim, Calif. Her family includes her granddaughter, Laverne McCaslin, and her husband, Johnny, of Cave Junction, Ore.; three great-grandchildren, Trudy Ward and Cindy Allen of Silverton, Ore., and Greg McCaslin of Moreno Valley, Calif.; six great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Pankey; her daughter, Josephine Waggoner; and a grandson, Billy Don Browning. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

Parada: Joseph V Parada, 73, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered into rest Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Gila to the late Felipe and Roque (Varela) Parada. Mr. Parada was a construction worker. He served in Korea during World War 11 and was a Purple Heart recipient. He is survived by a son, Joseph R Parada; a daughter Judy Ann Archuleta, and her husband Freddy of Albuquerque, No services are planned.

Parcell: Mrs. Adeline Parcell, 78, of Santa Fe, died October 12 in Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Cecilia Pearce, Silver City; Mrs. Vivian Derrick, Merced, Calif.; a son, Lt. Col. Dan Snow , Bossier City, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Johnson and Mrs. Mary Brown, both of San Francisco, Calif.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Santa Fe.
Word has been received of the death in Cedar Creek, Calif., of Mrs. Bertha Parka. Surviving is her husband, C. W. Parka. The Parka family some years ago owned and operated the SI Ranch on Big Dry Creek in Grant County.

PARKER: Alvin Leslie Parker, 79, passed away March 3 in Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas. He was a former resident of Grant County, and was a longtime resident of Lordsburg. He was born Sept. 21,1906 in Calvin, Ariz. Parker was a retired petroleum distributor. He was an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Western New Mexico University; was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha; was a member of the Masonic Lodge; had received the Scottish Rites; was a member of the Shrine and Eastern Star; and was a member of the Knights of Pythias and had been a Republican county chairman. He is survived by his wife, Cordelia of Lordsburg; a son, A. Augustine Parker of Denver, Col. ; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Berger of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons, Alvin A. Parker and Stephen J. Parker of Denver; and two granddaughters, Amanda Berger of New York City and Deborah Berger of Dallas, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday.
Joe Parker was born at Fort McCavit, Texas, in 1887, and died at Animas, N. M., on August 9, 1954. Mr. Parker had been ranching in the Animas Valley since 1926 and was sixty-seven years old at the time of his death. His body was shipped to Sonora, Texas, on Tuesday and services were held there on Wednesday. More information will be published next week.

Stephen B. Parker passed away Monday, February 7 at his home in Leisure World, Laguna Hills, Calif. Funeral services were held Thursday. February 10 at the McCormick Mortuary Chapel with the services conducted by the Masonic Club of Laguna Hills. Mr. Parker was a native of Grant County and as a retired construction engineer of the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Parker is survived by a brother, Alvin L. Parker of Lordsburg, a niece Mrs. Edw. B. Berger of Tucson and a nephew A. A. Parker of Denver and two great nephews and two great nieces.
Stonewall Jackson Parker, 72, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Oct., 26 following an extended illness. Mr. Parker was a native of Texas and had lived in Hurley for the past 29 years. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1964 as a track foreman. Mr. Parker was past master of Mimbres Masonic Lodge No. 10 AF & AM; Past Commander of the Yorkrite Lodge of Deming a member of the Church of Christ: and a veteran of WW 1. Survivors include his wife, Kate of Hurley; one daughter, Mrs. Etola McGlasson of Longmont Colo.; three granddaughters and seven great grandchildren; one brother, E.C Parker of Butte, Mont.; and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Glenn of Gainville, Tex. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with Mr. Albert Botts of the Hanover Church of Christ and the Mimbres Masonic Lodge officiating. Interment followed in Amarillo. Tex. The family has stated that those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Cancer Fund in care of the funeral home.

Parker: Silver City friends have received word of death of Mrs. Bertha Parker which occurred on Dec. 19 at her home in California. The Parker family lived in Silver City for many years. Their home on College Avenue is now owned by the Jack Covingtons. Mrs. Parker is survived by four sons, Buster, Steve, and Clark, all of California, and Alvin of Lordsburg. A daughter passed away about a year ago. Mrs. Parker had been in ill health for the past year.

Parker: Charles Robert Parker, 84, entered eternal rest Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Parker was born Oct. 8, 1910 in Louisville, Miss. to William Mathew and Hettie Rose Massey Parker, and was a pipefitter by profession. Survivors include a son, Charles Robert Parker of Phoenix and a daughter, Rose Ann Kilpatrick of Corpus Christi, Texas. Cremation has taken place with Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. No services are planned. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Parker: Donald J. Parker, a resident of Glenwood, entered life eternal Monday at his home. He was born March 24, 1921, and was a retired maintenance worker. No services are planned. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include three sons, Timothy Parker of Alabama, Thomas Parker of Schenectady, N.Y., and William Parker of Colton, Calif.; a daughter, Donnajean Brophy of Glenwood; a brother, Gerald Parker of Sacramento, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Parker: Frances Parker died Oct. 28, at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Services for Ms. Parker were pending at the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Parker: Joel Bryon Parker, 19, of Anthony, formerly a resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Thursday in El Paso, Texas, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born June 23, 1973, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Parker graduated from Anthony High School in 1991 as the class salutatorian. He was a second-year student at New Mexico State University Nursing School. While attending Anthony High School, he participated with the school's football and track teams. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship. Mr. Parker was a member of the Anthony Assembly of God Church. Calling hours are from 6-8 tonight at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Silver City, with the Rev. W.W. Coker and Rudy Litzmert officiating. Cremation will follow at Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Survivors include his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Byron L. Parker; three sisters, Kimberly S. Parker of Anchorage, Alaska, Rachel Kay Parker of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and his twin sister, Sarah Lee Parker of Anthony; and his paternal grandmother, Juanita Parker of Silver City. Honorary bearers will be Scott Baquera, Fabian Rivera, Joe Leyba, Jimmy Lee, Manny Ortiz and Danny Haynes. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

PARKER John George Parker, 73, a resident of Fort Bayard, entered into eternal rest Saturday at Fort Bayard Medical Center Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

Parker: Johnny Parker of El Paso, formerly of Silver City, has been called to Gates, N.C. by the death of his father, John R. Parker, who passed away Sunday. Mr. Parker visited here several times when his son and wife, the former Peggy Porterfield, lived here.
Parker: John Shelby Parker Jr., 70, a resident of Silver City, entered his eternal rest Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1924 to John Shelby and Ethel Menola (Furr) Parker in Mesa, Ariz. He began working with Phelps Dodge Mining Co. in 1942 in Bisbee, Ariz. He served as a torpedo man in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Parker received the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with five stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal. In 1945 he returned to Arizona and his job with Phelps Dodge. He married Ola Dell Barnett on July 12, 1946 in Bisbee. In 1967 he transferred to Tyrone to help open the open-pit mine and became boiler shop foreman. He retired in 1989 after 47 years of service and received the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Award for working for 47 years without an accident. He was past master of Perfect Ashlar Masonic Lodge No. 12, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Bisbee, past master of Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52, AF & AM, an honorary member of Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8, AF & AM, and a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory of Las Cruces. Mr. Parker was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Silver City and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ola Dell Parker of Silver City; two sons, John Parker and his wife, Nancy of Portland, Ore. and Dan Parker and his wife, Lynda of Houston; two daughters, Lynda Brady and her husband, Joseph of Tucson, Ariz. and Sarah Sexton and her husband, David of Playas; two sisters, Shirley Mason an her husband, Bob of North Hollywood, Calif. and Ann Parker of Las Cruces; two grandsons; four granddaughters; two nieces; and a nephew. Visitation will take place from 7-9 p.m. today in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Tritenbach officiating and Sarah Sexton assisting. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Masonic cemetery committal by Jim Lane and members of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge and the Silver City Masonic Lodge. Military honors will be 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 Ernie Leftault, Fritz Kuehnlenz, Jack Snodgrass, Everett Mortenson, Joe Brady, Matthew Brady, James Brady and Ray Stuckel. Honorary pallbearers are Mike De Wald, Owen Wagoner, Chester Williams, Bill Westwood, Stan Wallace, Wally Helm, Gary Stailery and Sam Reed. Contributions in his name may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 2819 Richmond NE No. 6, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Parker: Montie Pearl Parker, 89, passed away at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center Saturday, Oct. 18, after a long illness. Mrs. Parker was born September 24, 1891, in Snyder, Texas. She spent her life as a homemaker in Mountainair, N.M., and was a member of the Mountainair Baptist Church. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband Russell. She is survived by two sons, R.L. Parker Jr., of T or C., N.M., and A.M. Parker of California; one daughter, Opal Jenson, of Albuquerque; three brothers; four sisters; nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Ft. Bayard Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22, with F.L. Wheeler officiating. Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home.

Parker: June E Parker, 71, passed away Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Oct. 19, 1922, in New York. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by three Sons, Richard Robinson and his wife, Ruth, of Astoria, N.Y., Jim Robinson and his wife, Linda, of Silver City, and Gary Robinson and his wife, Bev, of Vacaville, Calif.; one sister, Bea Williams of Vacaville; and three brothers, Wayne Robinson of Waddington, N.Y., Howard Robinson of Rolyoak, Mass., and Doug Robinson of Inverness, Fin. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her first husband Eugene Robinson, in 1969, her second husband, Dudley Parker, in 1980, and one son, Garth Robinson, in 1988. A memorial service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev, Jesse Liles officiating. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Parkey: Richard Parkey died Sunday in Albuquerque. He was born March 12, 1949, in Portales. Services will be held Thursday at 10a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales with burial following in the Portales Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Lisabeth; his parents, James and Betty Parkey, formerly of Silver City; sisters, Susan Baker and her husband, Dan, of Silver City, and Karen Golden and her husband, Lon, of Cliff; brothers, Don Parkey and his wife, Jan, of Eagar, Ariz., and Mike Parkey and his wife, Betty, of Portales; and nieces and nephews.

Harry L Parks, a pioneer rancher of Lake Valley, was fatally injured Monday in a traffic accident at Deming. He was the uncle of Mrs. Fred Foster of Silver City and the brother of Mrs. Pearl Metcalfe, Mrs. Mabel Poe and Mrs. Olive McGregor. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm: Friday in the Deming Presbyterian Church, with the Masonic Lodge joining in ritualistic rites. Burial will take place in Mountain View cemetery.

PARKS: Lora E. Parks, 19, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes.

PARKS: Charlie Parks, formerly of Silver City, died Sunday, July 28, in Aiken, S.C., where he had lived for the past two years. He is survived by his wife, Llew Ellyn Watts Parks; two daughters, Dianne Anderson of Hatch and Joan Cope of Aiken; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; and by Ernie Parks of Silver City. He lived in Silver City for 25 years and was last employed by Southwest Transit. He was a Protestant and was a member of Mesa Lodge in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, the family requests only cards or donations to the American Heart Association in his memory.

Mrs. Jean Shelley Parmelee, who passed way in Las Cruces Friday, January 12, was laid to rest in the Mesa Cemetery at Cliff Monday afternoon after services at the Trinity Presbyterian Church at Cliff, conducted by the Rev. Garry Kamerling of the Silver City Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Ralph Hensley of the Cliff Church. Miss Lovetta Setters, who had been Jean’s roommate at Ritch Hall when they were undergraduates at New Mexico Western College, sang, accompanied by the deceased’s former piano instructor, Mrs. Ruth Coester and Mrs. Mary Rambo, her former Voice instructor. Jean’s genial, vivacious and affable nature endeared her to all who knew her. At her untimely passing at the age of 23, a wide circle of friends and relatives mourn her death. Jean was a graduate of Cliff High School and New Mexico Western College, Class of 1960 where she majored in physical education, music and commerce. She was particularly active in Cardinal Key a college service club, chorus and athletics. Survivors are her husband, Kenneth Parmelee; a six weeks old daughter, Lois; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Worthington Shelley of Cliff; two sisters, Mrs. Janet Patton of Grants and Mrs. Carol Wilkerson of Clifton, Ariz., and a brother, James Shelley, a student at New Mexico Western College: Active pallbearers were Tim Sharp, her devoted friend, and her cousins, Carl McLain, Jr., student at New Mexico State University, Vernon Shelley of Bayard, Bob Shelley of Central, Hollis Shelley of Silver City, and Tommy Shelley of Fort Bayard. Honorary pallbearers included Louis Lynch, Wayne Jenkins and Ronald Darnell.

Parmentier: Ruth E. Parmentier, 73, a resident of Waskom, Texas, died Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Parnell: Ruth Parnell, 20, died as a result of injuries suffered in a highway accident. Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Roses at Ruidoso. Miss Parnell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Parnell of Del City, TX., former Silver City residents. She attended Silver High School for two years. Immediate family survivors of the deceased include her parents and three brothers.

Parotti: Abramo Parotti, 58, recognized throughout the southwest as an outstanding educator, died last week at Hillcrest General Hospital following a sudden, brief illness. He was a native of Herrin, Ill. Mr. Parotti come to Silver City as a member of the faculty of Western New Mexico University in 1938, as professor of music and chairman of the WNMU music department. He was instrumental in the formation of the all-state music clinic; and had long been active in bringing outstanding symphonies and other musical organization to the Silver City area. He founded the University Civic Symphony Orchestra and served as its conductor. The deceased was a member of the Silver City Rotary Club, the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413, and the University Club. In his early manhood, Mr. Parotti was clarinetist with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra under Richard Cherwonsky. He also played with the Chicago Business Men's Orchestra under George Dasch; played with dance bands and appeared in Chicago Grant Park concerts under Richard C. Cavallo, Victor, Grable, Ramone Thaveau and Clifford Bainum. Mr. Parotti earned his BM at the University of Illinois; his MM at Northwestern University; and did graduate study of Illinois. Immediate survivors include Mr. Parotti's widow, Mrs. Jerry Parotti of Silver City; a son, Philip, a doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; a daughter, Judy, of Tustin, Calif., and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. C.M. Henderson of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were Frank Tatsch, Harold Hammack, W. T. Graham Sr., Ross Capshaw, Rodger Brandt and Lewis Spencer.

Edward Henry Parr, Sr., 72, of El Paso, died at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital Sunday. Born in Philadelphia Pa., he had resided for many years in El Paso and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maizie Parr; two daughter Mrs. E. N. Bowman and Mrs. N. J. Simon, and a son, Edward Parr, Jr., all of El Paso; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held in El Paso at the Martin Mortuary Chapel. Burial was in the Fort Bliss National cemetery with full military honors.

Parr: Funeral services were held Saturday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel for Sam F. Parr 82, a veteran telegrapher employed for many years by the Santa Fe Railroad. Only survivors are several nieces and nephew. The last rites were conducted by the Rev. Charles S. Walker of the First Methodist Church. Interment took place in the Mausoleum in the Silver City cemetery.

Parr: Funeral services were held Saturday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel for Sam F. Parr, 82, a veteran telegrapher employed for many years by the Santa Fe Railroad. Only survivors are several nieces and nephew. The last rites were conducted by the Rev. Charles S. Walker of the First Methodist Church. Interment took place in the Mausoleum in the Silver City cemetery.

PARRA: Antonio S. Parra, 88, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, at his home. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 4-7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7 that evening. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 at St. Ann’s Catholic, Church with Father Joseph Anderson officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born Aug 11 19W at Dwyer to Antonio and Camila Swartz Parra. He had lived in Deming since 1919, retiring from El Paso Natural Gas in 1975; He always enjoyed the outdoors and spent a lot of his time over the years doing landscaping. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Concha C. Parra of Deming; a son, Antonio Parra, and his wife, Estela, of Deming; two daughters, Olalla Pacheco of Bellflower, Calif., and Martha Parra Gonzales of Carlsbad; one brother, Julian S. Parra of Redlands, Calif.; three sisters, Juana Burrell of Las Vegas, N.M., Millie Armendariz of Los Angeles and Adella Pargas of A1buquerque; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Antonio, Alfred and Andrew Parra, Roque Pacheco, Jimmy Valdespiflo and Benny Pargas. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.

PARRA: Francisco S. Parra, 83, a lifelong area resident died Wednesday evening at Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. He was born July 24, 1902 in Dwyer and was retired from Chino Mines. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels in Deming. The Rev. Jerrold Lawson will officiate and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. His survivors include a son, Artiiro of Deming; two daughters, Belen Grijalva of Mimbres and Elvira Borrego of Silver City; a brother, Jose Parra of Bayard; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Baca’s Wheeler Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

PARRA: Funeral service for Guillermina L. Parra, 75, of Deming will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Parra died Monday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Spanish Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Juoquin Parra of Deming; sons, Henry L. Parra, Gilbert L. Parra, both of Deming, Robert L. Parra of Las Cruces; daughter, Elizabeth Carrillo of Playas; brothers, Higinio M. Lopez of Las Cruces, Heriberto M. Lopez of Apple Valley, Calif; sisters, Irene Lopez, Dera L. Martinez, Ofelia L. Chacon, all of Deming, Delia L. Miller of Las Cruces; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Jesus H. Parra, 79, resident of Central, died Tuesday in Hillcrest Hospital. He was a longtime resident of Grant County. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Parra; two sons, Benny Parra, Central and Fernando Parra, Alamogordo; three daughters, Mrs. Ramona Alires, Central; Mrs. Juanita Holguin, Alamogordo and Mrs. Gloria Trujillo, Las Cruces; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Rosary services were held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Mass was said at 9 am today in Santa Clara Catholic Church at Central, followed by burial in the Central Cemetery.

PARRA; Macedonio O. Parra, 73, pioneer of Central, passed away Sunday. He was a life-long resident of Grant County. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Fr. Casimir Petrauskas, of Central Santa Clara church officiating. Mass was said this morning at 9 o'clock in Santa Clara Catholic church at Central cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ysuara Parra; four sons, four daughters, 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, J. H. Parra and a sister, Mrs. Victiria Valencia. Active pallbearers were Sam W. Garcia, Ed Gallegos, Alex Parra, Manuel Portillo, Tony Valencia and Lorenzo Torres.

PARRA: Maria S. Parra, 84, a Deming resident, passed away Thursday, April 29, peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Visitation will begin at 3 .Sunday afternoon followed .by an evening service at 7 Sunday at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10 at Baca's Funeral Chapels with Mr. Pablo Hernandez officiating. The concluding service, and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Parra was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro G. Parra, in 1976; her sister, Belen S. Parra of Colton, Calif., in 1995; two brothers, Jesus Sanchez and Marin Sanchez; and a son, Isaiah Parra. She had been a resident of Deming for 14 years, having previously lived in Bayard, where she had many friends and relatives. Mrs. Parra is survived by her children, . Frances Pennington of Safford, Ariz., Luis Parra and his wife, Amelia, of Deming, Pedro Parra Jr. of Deming, Domingo Parra Sr. and his wife, Cecilia, of Bishop, Calif., Linda Quintana and her husband, Salvador, of Santa Clara, Maria Mendoza of Los Angeles, Johnny Parra and his wife, Anntonette, of Big Piney, Wyo., Gloria Rios and her husband, Antonio, of Bayard, Virginia Morales and her husband, Joe, of Safford, and Stella Parra of Deming; 39 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grand-children; and four sisters, Flora Quiroz of Deming, Candelaria Pacheco of Kerman, Calif., Magdelena Perea of Modesto, Calif., and Ofelia Ybarra of Bishop, Calif. Mrs. Parra, although ill and crippled for about 59 years, was always high spirited and enjoyed every moment with her family. She was an avid member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses for 35 years and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Serving as pallbearers are Aaron Renteria, Paul Ledesma, Jose Ramos, Ramon Castellon, Hector Arzate and Daniel Macias. Honorary bearers are all her grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

Death on Tuesday called Mrs. Braulia Parra, 80, at her home in Hurley where she had lived for 41 years. She was born in Casa Grande, Mexico. Rosary was held Wednesday night at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, to be followed by 9 a.m. mass Friday in the Hurley Catholic church, the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill officiating. Burial will be in the Hurley cemetery. Surviving are four sons, Refugio, Central: Simon, Silver City; Lorenzo, Hurley; Gonzales, Talenantes, Los Angeles; three daughters, Mrs. Petita Ozios, Laredo, Tex.; Mrs. Juan Rodriguez, Yucca, Ariz.; Mrs Caries Elvira, Hurley; 26 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Irene Lujan Parra passed away Monday evening at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Parra was a native of Mexico, and was a longtime resident of Grant County. She is survived by 1 son, Mike Parra Los Angeles and 6 grandchildren. Larry Parra, Michael Parra, Rosemary Flores, Simon Parra, Frank Parra and Dolores Guereque, 12 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Rosary services were recited Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with the Funeral Mass being said there today at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Aurclio Lerena officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Parra, Larry Parra, Michael Parra, Simon Parra, Frank Parra and Ray Leon, Sr. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Petra Parra, 89, died last week at La Puente Calif., where for the past two years she had made her home with a granddaughter. Mrs Soledad Alvo. She was a resident of Silver City for many years and the grand mother of Mrs. Teodora Cisneros and Mrs Felicita Madrid. Other survivors are a son Valente Soliz of Los Angeles, 16 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and eight great, great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial took place in Las Puente Ca.

Mrs. Sarah Parra, 52, lifelong resident of Silver City passed away last Thursday at her home following a brief illness. Surviving are her husband, Simon Parra; a son, Joe M. Parra; three grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Sara F. Leyba, Silver City; a brother, Rudy F. Leyba, Sliver Bell, AZ; two sisters,, Mrs. Henry Barela. Silver Bell and Mrs. John Shatter, Silver City. Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass was said at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church, and followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were WilIie Avilucea, Joe Acosta, Luis Fernandez, Johnny Sanchez, Abram Perez and Alfred Puentes.

Parra: Funeral services were held this morning for Alberto T. Parra, 77, a resident of Central, who passed away Saturday. He was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church and had retired from Chino Mines as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Parra is survived by his wife, Aurora, of Carson, Calif.; three daughters, Virginia Beach and her husband, Tim, of Alta Loma, Calif., Dolores Fitzpatrick of Simi Valley, Calif., and Sylvia Parra of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two sons, Robert Parra and Fred Parra, both of Carson; three sisters, Sarah McDonald of Albuquerque, Severa Garcia of Central, and Margaret Gallegos of Los Angeles; one brother, Lorenzo Parra and his wife, Joan, of Aloha, Ore.; and two grandchildren. Mass of the Christian burial was held in the Santa Clara Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with interment following in the Central cemetery. The Rev. Melchor Dano was celebrant. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Parra, Fred Parra, Sam Garcia, Richard Trujillo, Alfred Avalos and Raul Sepulveda. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Parra: Alejandro P. Parra, 46, member of the pioneer Parra family of Central, died last Thursday in Providence Hospital at El Paso. In recent months he had been employed at Holloman Air Force Base at Alamogordo. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Aurelia Parra; six sons, Manuel, Charlie, Tom, Steve, James and Gilbert; four daughters, Patricia, Marie, Teresa and Barbara; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Parra, Central; two brothers, Bennie of Silver City and Fernando of Central; three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Holguin, Alamogordo; Mrs. Esperanza Trujillo, Las Cruces and Mrs. Rufina Alvarez, Central. Rosary services were held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Fr. Charles Petrauskas officiating. Mass was said at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central Monday morning with burial following in the Central cemetery.

Parra: Carmel Parra, 85, a former Deming resident, died Thursday in Tucson, Ariz. Visitations will begin at 2 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the rosary service will be held there at 7 tonight. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Al Galvan, pastor of the parish, officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born March 28, 1908, in Mimbres. Mr. Parra was a retired farmer and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons , Joe Parra Sr. and Roy Parra Sr. of Deming; a daughter, Theresa Rhodes of Albuquerque; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Q. Parra, in 1973. Pallbearers will be Joe Hernandez, Jerry Simmons, Danny Parra, Steve Parra., Joe Parra Jr. and Roy Parra Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to El Rinconcito Adult Day Care Center in care of the funeral home. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

Carmel Parra, 85, a former Deming resident, died Thursday in Tucson, Ari [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]

Parra: Mrs. Francisca L. Parra, 77, died Oct. 29th in Hillcrest Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Parra was a native of Hatch, but had resided here during her lifetime. She is survived by her husband Joe. S. Parra of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Lilia Gonzales of Bayard and Mrs. Amalia Baca, of Las Cruces; three sons, Eloy, and Ernest of Silver City and Sam of Gallup; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Borjo Lucero, and one sister, Mrs. Linda Lopez, both of Santa Barbara, Calif. Funeral services were held in the Chapel Monday morning at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were Richard Vasquez, John Baca, Ramon Gonzales, Tito Martinez, Paul De La Torre and Salvador Parra.

Parra: Isabel Lara Parra, 88, a lifelong Deming area resident, entered into eternal rest Friday at her daughter’s home in Albuquerque. Calling hours will begin at 2 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and the prayer vigil will be held there this evening at 7. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The Rev. Al Galvan, pastor, will officiate and the rite of committal will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born March 10, 1906 in Swartz to Jose Lara and Diega Jimenez and was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church. On April 19, 1929 she married Salvador Parra and spent her working career at the Y-Nan Ranch in the lower Mimbres Valley, working alongside her husband until they moved to Deming in 1972 upon retiring. Survivors include two sons, Abie Parra and his wife, Marilyn, of Deming and Salvador Parra Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Bayard; a daughter, Ruth Brito, and her husband, Alfonso, of Albuquerque; four brothers, Raymond Lara of Mesilla Park, Pete Lara of Las Cruces, Mike Norero of Albuquerque and Henry Lee Lara of Camarillo, Calif; four sisters, Cecilia Avila of Las Cruces, Marcelina Otero of Derry, Carmen Ogaz of Garfield and Virginia Chacon of Faywood; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Salvador Parra, preceded her in death in 1977. Pallbearers will be Bobby and Steve Lara, John J. Chacon, Dickie and Edmund Ogaz and Steve Bencomo. All of her grandchildren are the honorary bearers. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming.

PARRA Jose S. Part a, 99, a lifelong resident of Bayard. entered life eternal Sunday morning at his home. He was horn Sept. 12, 898, in Dwyer to the late Manuel and Josefa Soli Parra. Mr. Parra was a master mechanic in several of the mines in Grant County. He was a strong supporter of education and had been on the school hoard. The kind and gentle man who had been a great husband, father, brother. and grandfather celebrated his golden anniversary in 1968. Cremation has taken place at Mimbres Crematorium A memorial graveside service will be held Friday morning at 10 at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include three sons. Eloy Parra and his wife, Minnie, of Silver City, Samuel Parra of Santa Fe. and Ernesto Parra and his wife, Lily, of Pasco, Wash.; and two daughters Lilia Gonzales of Bayard and Amelia, Baca and her husband, John, of Las Cruces. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren nine great grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter. Emma Parra Martinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

PARRA: Mrs. Josefa Parra, 57, resident of Hurley, died Sunday at Hillcrest Hospital. Survivors are her husband, Refugio Parra; three daughters, nine grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers. Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Mass was said at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Hurley Catholic Church, the Rev. Ramon Estivill, officiating. Burial was in the Central Cemetery.

Parra: Lorenzo T. Parra, 68, died in Albuquerque on Monday. He is survived by his sisters, Sarah McDonald of Albuquerque, Severa Garcia of Central, Margaret Gallegos of Los Angeles and Mrs. Cecil Parra of Central. He was preceded in death by his parents, Macedonia O. Parra and Maria Parra; three brothers, Albert, Mace and Eloy; and a sister, Natalia Molina. Mr. Parra was born in Central. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. After the war, he worked with Hughes Helicopter for many years. Later, he moved to Portland, Ore., where he retired. Mr. Parra was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Portland. He returned to New Mexico in 1992. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Lindsay officiating. Pallbearers will be members of American Legion Post No. 18. Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. French Mortuary in Albuquerque is in charge of arrangements.

Parra: Macedonio (Mace) T. Parra, 51, died Sunday, April 15, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Parra was a native of Central and had been a long time resident of Grant County. He was the co-owner of Cobre Auto in Bayard. Mr. Parra is survived by his wife Cecilia Parra of Central, his son, Richard Parra, of Las Cruces, his mother Mrs. Maria Ysaura Parra of Central, four sisters, Mrs. Sarah McDonald of Albuquerque, Mrs. Natalia Medina and Mrs. Severa Garcia both of Central, Mrs. Margaret Gallegos of Los Angeles, Calif., three brothers Alberto Parra of Central, Eloy Parra of West Los Angeles, Calif., and Lorenzo Parra of Los Angeles, Calif. Rosary recitation was Tuesday, April 17, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was Wednesday, April 18, at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central with the Reverend Father Paul Ragazinkas officiating at both services. Burial followed in Ft. Bayard National Cemtery. Serving as pallbearers were Henry Alvarado. Fred Garca, John Lopez, Anthony Romero, Ernest Parra and Pete Perea.

Parra: Manuel T. Parra, well known resident of the Lower Mimbres, died Monday night at his home at Faywood. Rosary was said at the Mahoney Mortuary Chapel in Deming Tuesday evening. Funeral services and mass at the Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Deming Wednesday morning was followed by burial.
Parra: Maria C. Parra, 88, a longtime resident of Grant County, entered life eternal Thursday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born June 13,1905, in Presidio, Mexico, to the late Antonio and Mariana Corral. Mrs. Parra was a homemaker and a member of Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Hurley. Visitation and the prayer vigil were held Sunday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral liturgy was held this morning at Infant Jesus Church in Hurley with the Rev. John Jesseaume officiating. Burial followed at Hurley Cemetery, where she was laid to rest. Survivors include two sons, Antonio Parra of Hurley and Salvador Corral of Mexico; a sister, Antonia Najera of Santa Ana, Calif.; several grandchildren, Yolanda and Robert Flores of Sandy, Utah, George and Loraine DeLuna of Plano, Texas, Christina and Gregorio Gerardo of Silver City, and Maraestella Corral, Salvador Corral Jr. and Antonio Corral, all of Mexico; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Serving as active casket bearers were Ralphie, Robert and Ruben Flores, George DeLuna Jr., George DeLuna Sr., and Ivan Aguilar. Honorary bearer was Steven DeLuna. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Parra: Maria Ysaura Parra, 89, died March 25 in Central. She was born July 28, 1892 in Dwyer, N.M., the daughter of Madedonio and Severa Guerra Torres and resided in this area most of her life. Mrs. Parra was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. She is survived by four daughters, Severa Garcia of Central, with who she made her home, Sarah MacDonald of Albuquerque, Natalia Molinar of Central and Margaret Gallegos of West Los Angeles; three sons, Albert Parra of Central, Eloy Parra of West Los Angeles and Lorenzo Parra of Days Creek, Oreg.; and thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Macedonio Parra and her youngest son, Mace Parra. Rosary was recited March 28 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated the next day in the Santa Clara Catholic Church. Both services will be under the direction of Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Parra: Pedro C. Parra, 78, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Saturday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Visitation will begin this afternoon at 3 at Baca's Funeral Chapel in Deming and the rosary service will be held there this evening at 7. The funeral liturgy service will be held Tuesday morning at 9 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Deming and the rite of committal will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with the Augustinian Recollects officiating. Mr. Parra was born May 19, 1913, in Santa Rita and had lived in Deming for more than 50 years. He had been employed by the city of Deming. He was a communicant at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Fernanda Maynes Parra of Deming; three sons, Hector Maynes, and Pete and Rene Parra of Deming; two daughters, Gloria Quintana of Bayard and Mary Bravo of Deming; two sisters, Antonia Armendariz of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Elisa Castillo of Albuquerque; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Victor, Ronnie, Eric and Paul Maynes, and Richard and Darius Quintana. Honorary bearers are Hector Maynes, Pete and Rene Parra, Richard Quintna Sr. and Francisco Bravo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.
Parra: Pedro C. Parra, 78, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Saturday ev [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]

Parra: Refugio T. Parra, 91, a resident of Central, entered eternal rest Sunday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born July 4, 1899, in San Pedro, Corralitos, Mexico, and had been a Grant County resident for most of his life. He retired after 47 1/2 years with Chino Mines, where he was an oiler at the power plant. Funeral prayer services will be held Wednesday evening at 6 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. Cremation will take place later at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include three daughters, Herminia Lucero of Hurley, Aurora Barela of Patagonia, Ariz., and Esperanza

Myrick of Central, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.
Parra: Mrs. Sara P. Parra, 81, died Saturday at Las Cruces where she had been visiting a daughter. Mrs. Parra had lived in Alamogordo for the past two years and previous to that had lived in Central. Her husband, Jesus H. Parra, preceded her in death in1964. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Esperenza Trujillo of Las Cruces, and Mrs. Juanita Holguin of Alamogordo; two sons, Fernando and Bennie of Albuquerque; 33 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Portillo of Hurley. Rosary services were held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with funeral Mass recited in the Santa Clara Catholic Church Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment followed in the Central Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Parra of El Paso officiating.

Parra: Simon T. Parra, 70, died Saturday, July 8, at his residence in Central. Mr. Parra, a native of Casas Grandes, Mexico, was a longtime resident of Grant County. He is survived by a step-son, Joe Parra of Bayard, four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Juanita P. Elvira of Kearney, Ariz., Maria P. Rodriguez of Yucca, Ariz., and a brother, Refugio T. Parra of Hurley. Rosary recitation was Wednesday, July 12 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13 at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley with Rev. Fr. Ed Martoch conducting both services. Burial followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Flores, Antonio Parra, Juan Rodriguez, Richard Elvira, Gilbert Garcia and Lorenzo Garcia. Honorary pallbearers were Elias Alvidrez and Joe Parra.

PARRISH: Mrs. Marietta Parrish, 91, widow of the late F. C. Parrish of Deming, died last Wednesday at the home of her son, Dr. M.. L. Parrish. Mrs. Parrish was born in Kentucky, Jan. 26, 1874. She had resided in Deming since 1913 until coming here in 1958 to make her home with her sons, Frank Parrish and Dr. Parrish and their families. Other survivors include another son. Lloyd W. Parrish of Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Rev. Kenneth Stonner officiated at the funeral services which were held Friday at the First Baptist Church in Deming. Interment was in Deming's Mountain View Cemetery. Burial was under direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

PARRISH: Frank Niel Parrish, 94, passed away Monday at his home in Silver City. He was born in Horse Cave, Ky., in 1901 and moved to Deming with his parents in 1911. In 1929, came to Silver City, where he met Bernice Oates. They were married in Tucson, Ariz., on May 19,1934. Mr. Parrish was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; the oldest member and pastmaster of Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8; the oldest member and a past president of the Silver City Rotary Club; and an active member of the community. He was a longtime, well-respected businessman in Silver City. He established Parrish Tire in 1929 and successfully ran the business until 1968 when he was succeeded by his son, Neil Parrish. He continued to work at the store until the age of 93. His greatest love was helping people. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bernice Oates Parrish of Silver City; his daughter, Marie Marti of Lordsburg; his son, Neil I. Parrish of Silver City; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his brother, Dr. Maurice Parrish of Silver City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to either the Masonic Lodge building fund or the First Presbyterian Church memorial fund. Family members selected Curtis Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them

Francis B. Parsons, retired architect, and civic leader of Silver City, died early Wednesday morning at his home, 1822 Yucca Drive, following a brief illness. He had resided here for 16 years. Born December 6, 1890, in Newport, England, he came to the United States with his parents at the age of three years and was reared and educated in Boston, Mass. Mr. Parsons was interested in the prehistoric culture of the United States and especially of those pioneers who developed the Great Southwest. Coupled with this interest he had made a study and research of the early Spanish explorations and settlements that led to the colonization of the vast areas. He traced the part played by men of the Franciscan Order in founding missions and the part they played in the life of the natives; This research was a fascinating subject that New Mexicans should know about. The hobby of Mr. Parsons to which he devoted much effort was the taking of colored slides as he visited the ancient missions now preserved and those long abandoned. This study contributed greatly to the knowledge of the efforts of those worldly missionaries to convert the natives to Christianity. Activities of Mr. Parsons included service in the Grant County Archaeological Society of which he was a past president. past secretary of Rotary Club, a member of the New Mexico Archaeological Society and an honorary life member of the El Paso Archaeological Society, He also had toured and lectured in New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma. California and his native Massachusetts. As a member of the Town Council of Silver City and mayor pro-tem, during the administration of Mayor William Seems, Mr. Parsons contributed to the progress of the community. He also served as a director, of the Public Library Board. Survivors are his wife, Olive Parsons; a brother, Albert L Parsons, of Connecticut, and three nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Cliford M Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Hubert O. Robertson, Frank Light, Ben Shantz, Clen Sherwood, Joseph Burke and Harold Oberg. Mrs. Parsons requests that no flowers be sent. Any memorials can be given either to the Public Library or to the Museum.

Word was received in Silver City Saturday of the death in Albuquerque of Harold G. Parsons, former internal Revenue officer in this community. Mr. Parsons, who preceded Bernie J. Montoya in the local office, died Nov. 9. Montoya left Sunday for Albuquerque to assume temporary duty there.
Mrs. Julia Arciero Parsons, 49, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arciero of Fierro, died November 10 In Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors other than her parents are her husband, Carl Parsons of Las Vegas two sons, Carla, Jr., and John, both of Las Vegas; five sisters, Mrs. Leo Donahue of LasVegas, Mrs. Roddy Rodriguez of Silver City, Mrs. Eli Pena of Deming, Mrs. James Barka of Gila, and Mrs. Joe R. Castillo of Bayard; two brothers, Alfredo Arciero of Buckeye AZ,, and Alex Arciero of Silver City. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with the funeral Mass recited in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church In Silver city at 9:30am Monday. Internment followed in the Fierro cemetery with the Rev Fr A James Milano officiating. Pallbearers were James Barka, Joe Castillo, Roddy Rodriquez, Elix Pena, Jesus arciero, and Alfonso Gonzales.

Parsons: Mrs. Olive A. Parsons of Silver City died Friday in the Gila Regional Medical Center at age 93. She was born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 27, 1893. to John W. and Arabella R. Arnett. There are no close survivors. Mrs. Parsons and her husband, Francis B. Parsons, moved from Massachusetts to Silver City in 1950, having chosen Silver City because of its delightful climate and the scenic beauties. Mrs. Parsons was a member of the Silver City Woman's Club and Silver City Museum Society. Until ill health prevented her attendance, she was active in the Archaeology Society in which she held a life membership, the Elizabeth Ann Guild of the Episcopal Church, the Town and Country Garden Club, and the Audubon Society. Memorial funeral services were held today in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C.M. Henderson officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to the Public Library of Silver City or to the Silver City Museum.

PARSONS: Willard Robert Parsons, born May 12, 1917, passed away Sunday. He was born in El Paso, Texas, to Donnie Rover and Lillian Lenore Parsons. He came to the Gila Valley in a Mormon wagon train from Thatcher, Ariz. As a young man, he was in the Cavalry 200th Coast Artillery in Silver City. On Jan. 3, 1939, he married Aubry Mary Wright. During his busy life be was the manager of the Millerettes, a women's softball team, and was a Scoutmaster for 35 years. He taught leather craft and photography as a 4-H leader. He was employed as an electrician at Kennecott Copper Corp. for 29 years. During this time, he also owned Parsons Electric Contracting Firm. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rubry Mary Parsons; two daughters, Lenore Van Winkle of Hurley, and Value Phillips and her husband, Clinton, of Hurley; a son, Dr. Willard D. Parsons, and his wife, Susie, of Hobbs; three sisters, Annalee and her husband, George Granata, Lenore and her husband, Lloyd Eagen, and Emma Jean and her husband, Eddie Kuntz; a brother, Garth, and his wife, Marie Parsons; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Shad Phillips, Anon Phillips, Todd Pugmire, Tony Delfin, Kevin Plainm, Glenn Gatlin, Eric Parsons and Robert Fraser. Services will be held Thursday at 10 am. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice, 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City, N.M.88061 Family members selected Curtis-Bright of Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

Pas: 20, passed away Tuesday as a result of injuries received in an automobile [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]
Submitted by a relative: Pas Pfc. Alfred Reyes Pas, 20 passed away Tuesday, March 4, 1995, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Don Ana, N.M. Mr. Pas was a native of Santa Rita and was serving in the U.S. Army at Ft. Bliss Tex. at the time of his death. He was born June 8, 1954 to Alfredo and Guadalupe Pas in Santa Rita New Mexico. He graduated from Cobre High School 1974 and joined the Army that same year. He is survived by his wife, Della B. Pas , one son Alfred B. Pas III of Silver City and his parents Alfredo and Guadalupe Pas of Central. Also 4 sisters survive: Gloria (Jose) Barraza of Fort Bayard, Ruth Pas, Rosie (Sammy) Gonzales and Ernestina Pas all of Central. Rosary will be recited at 7:45 at Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel. The funeral Mass being recited at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Silver City at 9:30 Friday. Interment will follow in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with Rev. Fr. A James Milano officiating. Full military honors will be conducted.

PAS: Alfredo Pas, 76, of Santa Clara died this morning at his residence. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

PAS: Alfredo D. “Catis” Pas, 75, a resident of Santa Clara, entered into rest Tuesday at his residence. He was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Magdalcna to the late Natividad and Ursula Diaz Pas, Mr. Pas retired from Chino Mines Co. after 30 years service as a miner. He was a World War H veteran, serving with the U.S. Army in Rhineland and Central Europe from May 5, 1943, to April 11, 1946. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Ribbon and the Victory Medal. He was a member of the United Steel Workers of America, Local 890, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3347 in Arenas Valley. He enjoyed reading. Mr. Paz was a very good pitch card player and a Redskins football fan. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in RaPa’s Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil at 7. Deacon Alfonso Alvarado will recite the rosary at 7. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at Santa Clara Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Lindsay officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with military honors being accorded by area veterans groups. He is survived by his wife, Guadalupe Pas of Santa Clara: four daughters, Gloria Barraza and her husband hançi Jsc. ̊,, Valley. Ruth Moreland. And her husband, Walter, of Fort Bayard. Rosie Gonzales and her husband. Sammy, of Santa Clara, and Ernestiflu Pas of Arenas Valley; two brothers, Patricio Diaz of Mimbres, and Jose Pas and his wife, Sara, of Santa Clara; iü grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his children, Augustina Pas and Alfred Pas Jr. Casket bearers will be James Pas, Alfred Pas III. Jose Barraza, Waiter Moreland, Tony Arredondo and Lisa

Gonzales. Honorary bearers are Tony Macias, Joe Castillo, Carlos Jaramillo,

Pascgo: Irene C. Pascgo, 39, died at her residence in Bayard October 24. Mrs. Pascgo was a native of Springerville, AZ., and had resided in Bayard for the past four years. She is survived by her husband, Ben Pascgo of Bayard; her mother, Mrs. Emma Carrillo of Albuquerque; four brothers, Teo Carrillo of Springerville, Raymond Carrillo of Albuquerque, Richard Carrillo of Mesa, AZ., and Paul Carrillo of Prescott, AZ.; and four sisters, Mrs. Helen Armijo of Reserve, Mrs. Margaret Armijo of Flagstaff, AZ., Mrs. Mary Figueroa of Globe, AZ., and Mrs. Ida Lucero of Albuquerque, NM.

Paschal: [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]75, died Wednesday in the Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. He had been a Silver City resident for the past seven months, coming from Tijeras. He was born June 28, 1913, in Marion, Ind. He was employed as a supervisor with the Sandia Laboratories in research and development for many years. He had been a 32nd degree Mason of Albuquerque Mesa Lodge No. 68 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City. Survivors include his wife, Harriet Paschal of Silver City; his son, David Paschal of Inglewood, Colo.; his daughter, Catherine Monserrat of Seattle, Wash.; his sister, Vera Sanders of Marion, Ind.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Silver with the Rev. J. Smith officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Graveside services were held Monday, at Memory Lane Cemetery for Frank Pascoe, 83, Central, who died at his home Saturday. Rev. Jim Lawless, of the Central Baptist Church, officiated with the Curtis Mortuary In charge of the service. Mr. Pascoe, a retired employee of the Fort Bayard VA Hospital, is survived by his widow, Mary Pascoe, Central; four sons, Madison, Pacific Grove, Calif.; Charles, Central; Walter, with the 15. S. Navy; Arthur, U. .S. Army; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Gomez, Central; Mrs. Katherine Reed, Hurley, and Mrs. Lydia Nowell, Anaheim, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Pascoe: Mary Pascoe, 89, died Friday in Silver City. She was born in Raton and had been a resident of Grant County for most of her life. Mrs. Pascoe is survived by three daughters, Mary Frances Gomez and Lydia D. Norvell, both of Central, and Katheryne L. Reed of Bayard; four sons, Madison A. Pascoe of Pacific Grove, Cal., Charles E. Pascoe of Gila, Walter W. Pascoe of Hurley, and Arthur M. Pascoe of Italy; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Memory Lane, with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Pascoe: Mary Pascoe, 89, died Friday in Silver City. She was born in Raton and had been a resident of Grant County for most of her life. Mrs. Pascoe is survived by three daughters, Mary Frances Gomez and Lydia D. Norvell, both of Central, and Katheryne L. Reed of Bayard; four sons, Madison A. Pascoe of Pacific Grove, Calif., Charles E. Pascoe of Gila, Walter W. Pascoe of Hurley and Arthur M. Pascoe of Italy; 14 grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services wee held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Memory Lane, with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Interment followed . Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held on Monday for Harold James Pasnault, 64, of Bayard, who died Saturday morning at the Hillcrest General Hospital in Silver City. Mr. Pasnault was a native of Oakland, Calif. He had worked as a projectionist for Gila Theatres Inc., for approximately three years. The Rev. Hal L. Swartzendrubber of the Assembly of God Church of Bayard officiated at the rites which were held in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Family members have requested that those who wish to do so, make donations to the Chaparral Community Library in Bayard in care of Mrs. Frank Smith.
Mrs Patricia Pasnault mother of Mrs Randall Rogers of Bayard died this past week at her home in Bijau Ca. Funeral services were held there and were attended by Mr. and Mrs Rogers.

Pasquier: C.L. "Ted" Pasquier, 67, a resident of Franklin, N.C., died March 28 in a hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He resided in Silver City from 1974-79 and was a chaplain for Jail inmates in Grant, Hidalgo and Luna counties. He also operated a Christian book and tape lending library in Silver City. He held a law degree form Tulane University in New Orleans. Mr. Pasquier served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Melba Pasquier of Franklin; three sons, Steven and Jeff Pasquier of Albuquerque, and Danny Pasquier of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Sidney Stewart of Charlotte, N.C., and Lucy Pasquier of Shelby, N.C.; his mother Mildred Oakes of New Orleans; a sister Lucie Harris of New Orleans; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 30, at St. Joseph's Abbey in Covington, La.

Patchin; Mrs. Edna Patchin a former resident of Silver City when she was on the staff of the Gila National Forest office, passed away Oct. 15 at the home of Mrs. Nell Holzman in San Diego, Calf., where she lived in recent years. Two years ago she visited in Silver City. Word of her death was received by Mrs. Robert Athon. Funeral services and burial took place in San Diego.

Rodney Jeff Pate, age 30, was killed in an automobile accident in Louisiana. Jeff was raised in the Cliff area and attended Cliff High School. He followed the rodeo circuit for many years and-worked in construction. He was employed on an off shore drilling rig near Louisiana at the time of the accident. Survivors include his parents, Doyle C, and Maxie Cox Pate, formerly of Silver City, now residing at Stratford, Texas; two brothers, Rick “Boog” Pate of Silver City and Curt Pate of Kenton, Oklahoma and one sister, Mrs. Afton Sharon Hathorne Fort Sumner. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Julian Mortuary Chapel in Fort Sumner with Rev Bill Sesson of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in the Fort Sumner cemetery. All arrangements were under the Julian Mortuary in Fort Sumner.

Gavin: Grant County's highway death toil this year mounted to 11 in the fatal injury Sunday of Patrick M. Gavin, 14 son Mr. Mrs. George Gavin of Scottsdale, Ariz. He died Monday morning in Hillcrest General Hospital of a concussion and fractured skull. The youth apparently fell from the back of a pick up truck, driven by his cousin, Bob Landrum of Bayard, on state highway 180 near Santa Rita. He had been visiting at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Weldon Irby in Hurley. A coroner's jury at an inquest held by Peace Justice Bob Johnson, returned a verdict of accident death. Surviving are his parents in Scottdale. His father was a former attorney in Silver City. The body was sent to Phoenix by the Cox Mortuary for funeral service and burial.

Silver City lost one of its prominent business men in the death at his home last Saturday night of Earle S. Patten, after an illness of several weeks, He was 51. Born in West Albany, N. Y., Mr. Patten came to Silver City 29 years ago. He acquired a pioneer Silver City business firm, Blackwell’s Jewelry store, which he expanded into one of Southwest New Mexico’s most successful businesses. Active in the progress of Silver City and Grant County, Mr. Patten also became extensively interested in mining. Five years ago he evidenced his confidence in the community’s future by construction of the modern downtown Patten building, corner of Bullard and Yankee Streets, now occupied by Blackwell’s Jewelers, Alice Huff’s Ready-To-Wear Dress Shop and the Lusk Flower and Gift Shop. He sold his jewelry store just prior to his last illness. The death of Mr. Patten after a comparatively brief illness brought widespread regret throughout the community and sympathy for his bereaved family. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Patten; a son, Earle L. Patten. insurance company executive, Palo Alto, Calif.; daughter, Sylvia, who graduated last week from New Mexico Western College High School and enrolls this fall at Stanford University in CA; his mother, Mrs. Mary Jesse, and a sister, Mrs Dorothy Card, both of Winter Park, FL. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, conducted by the Rev. David E. Holt. Committal ritualistic services were held at Masonic cemetery by Silver City Lodge No. 8., A.F.&A.M. Funeral arrangements and interment were directed by the Cox Mortuary. Casket bearers were William E. Droke, Frank Tatsch, Owen C. Matthews, John D. Bingaihan, Joseph W. Hodges, Sr., and J. Wayne Woodbury. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas E. Walkey, W. S. Haston, C. R. Altman, C. C. Royall, Sr., Ira L. Wright, Dr. Russell Lane, Frank Light, Dr. N. D. Frazin, J. A. Wilson, Thomas N. Linville and Harrison Schmitt.

PATTEN: Lawrence “L.A.” Patten, 78, a resident of the Bayard/Silver City area since 1946, entered into eternal rest Sunday at his residence in Silver City. He was born March 12, 1919, in Payson, Utah, to the late L.A. Patten Sr. and Mary Richens Pauen. On Sept. 6, 1940, he married Vivian Suer in Lordsburg. Mr. Patten was a mining contractor, having worked with U.S. Mining Co. and Phelps Dodge. He was involved in civic organizations and personal business endeavors throughout his life in Grant County. Mr. Patten was a devoted family man who greatly enjoyed family gatherings like those during holidays or when his Dallas Cowboys were p1aying. Visitation was to begin at I p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the service to begin at 2. Concluding services and interment were to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Vivian Patten of the home; a daughter, Maxine Daniel, and her husband, Ronald, of Bayard; a son, Jimmy Patten, and his wife, Julie, of El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren, Tern Cervin and husband, Phillip, and Scott and Alicia Patten; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Brooke Cervin; three sisters, Maybeth Ashford, June Brienholt and Lurline Hall; two brothers, Leo Patten and Elden Patten; and numerous n hews and nieces. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nelda Patten and Thelma Allen. Serving as pallbearers were to be Ronald Darnell, Scott Patten, Phillip Cervin, Al Johnson, Ernest Spezia, George Dominguez, Jim Schadel and Dale Rogers. Honorary bearers are Wallen Wysong, Dick Nolan, Joe Aguirre, Richard Welan, Ed Walkie, Ed Davidson, and his many friends, and friends of Kountry Kitchen. Memorials may be made in Mr. Patten’s memory to Hospice Services of Silver City, Gila Regional Medical Center, 300 16th St., Silver City, N.M. 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]

PATEEN: Lawrence “L.A.” Patten, 78, a resident of the Bayard/Silver City area since 1946, entered into eternal rest Sunday at his residence in Silver City. He was born March 12, 1919, in Payson, Utah, to the late L.A. Patten Sr. and Mary Richens Patten. On Sept. 6, 1940, he married Vivian Siler in Lordsburg. Mr. Patten was a mining contractor, having worked with U.S. Mining Co. and Phelps Dodge. He was involved in civic organizations and personal business endeavors throughout his life in Grant County. Mr. Patten was a devoted family man who greatly enjoyed family gatherings like those during holidays or when his Dallas Cowboys were playing. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the service to begin at 2. Concluding services and interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Vivian Patten of the home; a daughter, Maxine Darnell, and her husband, Ronald, of Bayard; a son, Jimmy Patten, and his wife, Julie, of El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren, Tern Cervin and husband, Phillip, and Scott and Alicia Patten; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Brooke Cervin; three sisters, Maybeth Ashford, June Brienholt and Lurline Hall; two brothers, Leo Patten and Elden Patten; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bradley Darnell, and two sisters, Nelda Patten and Thelma Allen. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronald Darnell, Scott Patten, Phillip Cervin, Al Johnson, Ernest Spezia, George Dominguez, Jim Schadel and Dale \ Rogers. Honorary bearers are Wallen Wysong, Dick Nolan, Joe Aguirre, Richard Welan, Ed Walkie, Ed Davidson, and his many friends, and friends of. Kountry Kitchen. Memorials may be made in Mr. Patten’s memory to Hospice Services of Silver City, Gila Regional Medical Center, 300 16th St., Silver City, N.M. 88061.

Patterson: Alice Patterson, 78, died in Alamogordo last Thursday. She had lived there the last six months. She was a native of Mason, Texas and was a long-time resident of the Gila Valley. Her husband, William Lewis Patterson preceded her in death in December, 1972. Survivors include two daughters, Anabel Johnson of Yuma, Ariz. and Lorine Gray of Alamogordo; one son, William L. Patterson, Jr. of Soul, Korea; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Presbyterian Church of Cliff and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 41 officiating. Burial followed in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila.

PATTERSON: Funeral services for John Henry Patterson, 94. of Littlefield. Texas. will he held at 2:30 p.m.. today at the Highway Church of Christ in Littlefield. Olan Mahaffey will be officiating with Pat Shaeffer assisting. Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park under the direction of Ham moos Funeral Home of Littlefield Littlciicld. Mr. Patterson died Wednesday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. after a brief illness. He was horn Sept 7, 1902, in McGee. Okla. He married Vera Essie Monkrcs on Oct. 7, 1929. in Giandfield, Okla. She preceded him in death, Sept.1, 1980. He was an Amherst resident until moving to the Deming area in 1960. After he retired, he moved to Littlefield in 1972. He was a farmer and a member of the Highway Church of Christ in Littlefield. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Johnnie Patterson, on March 7, 1982. He is survived by four sons. Tommy Patterson of Littlefield, Harvey Patterson of Amherst, Carrell Patterson of Lubbock and Harrell Patterson of Amherst; two daughters, Delores Rue-hush of Edgewood, N.M.. and Juanita Bates of Silver City; one sister-in-law, Edith Patterson of Ccniralia, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Patterson: Rosina Patterson, 99, passed away Thursday at her home in Silver City. She was a longtime Silver City resident, and former hotelier and business woman. She will be remembered for establishing a trust to provide scholarships for students pursuing careers in the hotel industry at New Mexico State University and general scholarships at Western New Mexico University, as well as support for various charities. She is survived by cousins John Ivers Murphy of El Paso, Texas, and Lloyd J. Murphy of Tallahassee, Fla.; a niece, Jean Lorenz of Eau Claire, Wis.; and other cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends who will remember her always. Calling hours will be from 5-9 Wednesday evening at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will be held at 7. The funeral service will be held at 11a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The rite of committal will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rosina Patterson Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, New Mexico State University Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Funeral services were held last Thursday, Nov. 12, for Alfred Jerry Patton, 68, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Lewis in Hanover Sunday, Nov. 9. He had been a resident of Hanover for the past ten years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Slaughter and Mrs. Juha Maskie of San Antonio, Tex., and a brother, Clay Patton of Summerset, Tex. Services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. George Warren of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.

Mrs. Mary C. Patton, 75, sister of Mrs. N. D. Frazin and Mrs. W. L. DuMoulin, passed away last Thursday in Southwestern General Hospital, after a long illness. For the past six years Mrs. Patton had made her home In Silver City with her sister Mrs. Frazin, following the death of her husband, Dr. Patton in Alabama. Besides her two sisters here, Mrs. Patton is survived by three nieces, who formerly resided here, Mrs. Louis Murphy, Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Grace Fleckenstein and Miss Alice Clements, both of Los Angeles; a nephew, Walter R. DuMoulin, Ajo, Ariz. and a brother, Edward B. Cooper, Tacoma Washington. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Kenneth K. Ford of the First Methodist Church conducting the rites. Burial took place in the Masonic Cemetery.

Patton: Clem Christopher Patton passed away at his home in Redrock Dec. 2. He was 95 and was born April 21, 1893, in Menard County, Texas. Mr. Patton was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, who died in August 1979, and by five brothers and four sisters. Survivors include his three sons, Richard Lee and Joe Earl of Redrock, and Edward Lewis of Deming; one daughter, Dorothy Mae McDaniel of Silver City; one sister, Anne Lee Maddox of Eden, Texas; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at 10 this morning in the Baca Heather Funeral Chapel in Lordsburg with burial following in Lordsburg's Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. F.M. Roundtree of the Central Baptist Church officiated. Pallbearers were Herbert Saucedo, Ralph Wright, Charlie Anderson, Grant Harper, R.L. Chandler and Tom McCauley. Honorary pallbearers were Gus Nard, Ken Hulsey, Jerry Mudge, Jack Burk, Franklin Wright, Robert Martin, Alton Ford, Robert Shelley, Walt Anderson, Churck Rogers, Dr. Michael Coon and Dr. J.C. Lund.

Patton: Graveside services were held for Elza D. Patton, 79, in Mineral Wells, Texas, on Dec. 14. He retired after 38 years with Phelps Dodge Corp. Mr. Patton was a resident of Silver City for the past 25 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Alva Mae Patton, who passed away Dec. 7 in Silver City after a long illness. Her services were held in Minerals Wells on Dec. 10.

Patton: Lillian Nadine Hughes Patton, 77, passed away Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. She was born Sept. 10, 1914, in Winters, Texas, to Jesse G. and Nancy (Nance) Hughes, and moved with her family in 1920 from El Paso, Texas, to Silver City. During World War II, she worked at the American National Bank and, then, as a home worker, she became active in the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Silver City Woman's Club, and as a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader. In 1965, she went to work as a voucher typist in Hurley for Chino Mines. She was a member of the library committee of the Chaparral Business and Professional Women's Club. She retired in 1976. She is survived by a daughter, Vicki Jo Brock of Silver City; her sister, Alta (Vede) Dempsey of El Paso; two granddaughters, Danette Denton and Kelly Brock; and a great-grandson, Jonathon M. Vega. Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City. She was a member of that church. The Rev. Robert Bellows will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses of Silver City.

Patton: Thomas Leonard (Leon) Patton, better known as "Lem," who died in Las Cruces last week, was born in Gillett, Tex., May 9, 1873. Gillett is a small town south of San Antonio. Mr. Patton first came to Deming in 1896, working on his first job with the O-O ranch owned by Jim Upton. After several years with Upton, he went to work with the Diamond A outfit. He went from there to run the NAN ranch owned by Sims Holstein. He was there in 1905 and 1906. In 1907 he was married to Miss Jesse Powe. Miss Powe was raised in Alpine, Tex. She came to New Mexico with her mother who owned a ranch in the Whitewater district. Four boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Patton. They are Meade, now living in Carlsbad, Victor Leonard, living in Santa Rita, Jack Otis, living in Arenas Valley and Tom, the third boy, who died at the age of four. After his marriage, Patton lived at White Signal and ran cattle on the open range. In 1913 he took up a homestead and went into the cattle business with Jackson Agee. He was with him until the banks closed in 1923. He was owner of the ranch until the time of his death. The deceased was cattle inspector for many years and then became scab inspector, working with this in connection with his ranch work. His ranch is located 10 miles south of Silver City on the Ridge road. Because of ill health, he sold his cattle and for a number of years leased his land for cattle. Mr. Patton was a member of the Elks Lodge in Silver City for many years. He was a charter member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. He is survived by his wife; three boys, Mead, Victor and Jack; a sister, Mrs. Mamie Maddon of Eden, Tex.; and one brother, G.O. Patton of Corpus Christi, Tex. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Patsy, Vicky Jo and Thomas Walter. Pallbearers at the funeral were Henry Rankin, Henry Bagby, Wesley Reese, Marvin Glenn, Joe Cobb and Taylor McDonald. Honorary pallbearers were H.L. Christian, El Paso, Leo Schiff, Silver City, Herman Lindauer, Deming, R.M. Powe, Silver City, Max Schiff, Silver City, Pete More, Silver City, Mr. Wells, Silver City, Jess Stow, Silver City, Harve Criswell, Silver City, Bill Welch, Silver City, L.C. Richardson, Hurley, Bob Bell, Mimbres, Henry and Roy Powe, Wilborborn Trotter, Jew Upton, K.T. Yates, Jim McCauley, Hollis Williams and Roland Ball, all of Silver City.

Patton: Victor Leonard Patton, 81, of Silver City entered life eternal Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1910, in White Signal and had been a lifetime Grant County resident. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, he worked for the Grant County Road Department and the New Mexico Highway Department, and helped cut the highway through the Black Range. He worked for 36 years at Chino Mines and retired in 1973 as a bulldozer foreman. Mr. Patton was active in running the T.L. Patton Ranch until its sale in 1957. Among his many achievements was securing a patent on a self-locking safety hook, still in use today. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as chief machinist mate in the Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees) in the South Seas. He was also a member of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge, and the Moose and Elk lodges. Survivors include his daughter, Vicki Jo Brock of Silver City; two brothers, Robert M.

Patton of Las Cruces and Jack O. Patton of Helena, Mont.; two granddaughters, Danette Denton and Kelly Brock, both of Silver City; and a great-grandson, Jonathan Michael Vega, also of Silver City. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be taken to any local Sunwest Bank office to be forwarded to the Boys' and Girls' Ranch of New Mexico. Memorial services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 in the First United Methodist Church in Silver City, of which he was a member. The Rev. Robert Bellows will officiate. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

PAULEY: Maydith H. Pauley, 85, of Silver City passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, at her residence. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. No services are scheduled at this time. Mrs. Pauley was born in Baguio, Benguet (Philippine Islands), on April 17, 1914. She graduated from Tucson Senior High School on May 27, in 1932. Mrs. Pauley, was , member of Pi Beta Phi in Arizona. She moved to Silver City in 1946 and began working for the Silver School District on Jan. 1, 1955. She retired in 1978 after 23 years. Mrs. Pauley is survived by one son, Don Pauley, and his wife, Pat; four grandchildren, Nancy Toney and her husband, Mark, of Silver City, Terry Murray and his wife, Mick, of Hurley, George Pauley and his wife, Carol, of Idaho, and April Pauley of Las Cruces; five great-grandchildren, Jarrod Murray and Adam Murray of Oregon, Justin Toney and Kristen Toney of Silver City, and Ana Pauley of Idaho; one great-great-grandchild, Kiara Moling of Silver City; three nieces, Linda Murz, Maydith Murz and Martha Vandervoort of Arizona; and one nephew, Peter Vandervoort of North Carolina. Mrs. Pauley was preceded in death by her daughter, Glynn Murray, in 1985. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Murz and Sue Vandervoort. Mrs. Pauley was actively involved with the Grant County Humane Society for about years. She loved animals, nature, and working outdoors in her yard. She will be dearly missed by her family, and all those who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested contributions to the Grant County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1973. Silver City, NM 88062; St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000Dept. 300 38148, Memphis, TN 38148; or the Silver City Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 5198, Silver City, NM 88062. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PAVEY Robert R Pavey, 69 of Mesa Ariz. died Sunday, June 14. He was an e1ectrican. He was born in Silver City, where he was a 41-year member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Donna; his daughter, Debra Spivey; his son, Danny Williamson; a sister, Norma Broom; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday followed by services at 11 a.m., both at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel in Mesa, Ariz. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Arizona Affiliate, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85282.

William “Billy” Pavey of Santa Rita died yesterday morning in ritch Leaphart hospital at Jessup Ga. of injuries received in an automobile accident. Reports reaching friends have said that Pavey received the injuries when his car and a truck collided near Hinesville Ga. Monday. A navy veteran Pavey had lived in Santa Rita a number of years. He attended school there. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs W L Pavey of Santa Rita, two sisters, a brother, and a grandmother. The body will be sent here from Hinesville for funeral services and burial. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cox Mortuary.

Payne: Carol Parks Payne, 54, formerly of Silver City, passed away Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. She was born June 5, 1940 to Bill and Evelyn (Boykin ) Parks in Santa Rita and lived in the Silver City area until moving to Claremore, Okla. in 1974. She attended Cobre High School and was a graduate of Silver High School. Her favorite pastime was watching sporting events, especially tennis and baseball. Mrs. Payne enjoyed playing bingo and traveling, and, as a child, hunting for arrowheads. She enjoyed spending time in the mountains, fishing and most of all, enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by a son, Billy Herrin of Claremore; two daughters, Joy Gibson and her husband, Jerry of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Vicki Brookhart and her husband,

Kevin of Eules, Texas; her parents, Bill and Evelyn Parks of Silver City; a brother, Clyde Parks and his wife, Cindy, of San Diego; a sister, Norma Moseley and her husband, Ben of Silver City; six grandchildren, Gina Norfelt, Aaron Marquez, Dustin Gibson, Brandon Gibson, Jessica Carriger and Kelly Brookhart; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Payne in 1975. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel and will continue until the funeral service begins at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dan Grindstaff officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be James Reynolds, Ben Moseley, Mark Moseley, Kevin Brookhart, Larry McCain and Wayne Boykin. Aaron Marquez will serve as an honorary pallbearer. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Payton: Mrs. Cordelia F. Payton, 89, died at Hillcrest Hospital, May 28 follow [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]

Funeral services for 8-year-old Daniel Paz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Paz, Sr., of Bayard, were held in the Hur1ey Catholic Church last Sunday with the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estiville officiating. Burial was in the Hurley cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary. Daniel’s death on Thursday, Dec. 4, was the result of a long illness. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Nick and Manuel, and by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Montoya and Mr. and Mrs. Anastacio Paz.

Mrs. Maria Paz, 83, resident of Silver City for 70 years passed away Sunday at Hillcrest hospital. Survivors are three sons Ysidro, Dan. and Cristobal Paz, all of Silver city two daughters, Mrs, Lucy Lopez and Mrs. Rosa Gonzales also of Silver City; 12 grandchildren, 84 great grandchildren and 12 great, great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were pending at the Curtis mortuary.

Paz: Anastacio Paz, aged resident of Vanadium, died at his home Friday evening, Oct. 27. The deceased had lived all but 14 of his 80 years in this country. He emigrated here from Mexico at the age of 14. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Fierro Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Smerke officiated. Interment was in the Fierro cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary. In addition to his widow, Maria Gomez Paz, the deceased is survived by four sons, Remijio Saucedo, Albuquerque and Christobal, Daniel and Ysidron of Fierro; and two daughters, Mrs. Luciano S. Lopez and Mrs. Rosa Pat Gonzales. There are 27 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for David Franklin Pearce, 71, who died Wednesday morning Jan 17, in his home in Silver City, were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 at the Cox Mortuary Chapel. Rev. H. E. Johnson pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, officiated. Burial was made in the Silver City cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of this community for 15 years. Survivors include a brother, Henry Pearce of Silver City, four sisters, Mrs. Jeff Andrews, Amarillo, Tex.; Mrs. W.. H. Cook, Oklahoma City, Mrs. 0. p. Slack, Atoka, Okla.; and Mrs. Jessie McCutcheon, Pasadena.

Funeral services we held Wednesday for William Henry Pearce,89, who died Monday at his home at 1817 Cactus Drive. Mr., Pearce came to Silver City in 1898 from Holland, Texas. As a young man he was a cowpuncher and worked in and around Tombstone and the Sulphur Springs Valley, Arizona. He also worked as a railroad conductor from Monterrey to Torreon, Mexico, In the early 1900’s. Mr. Pearce. located in Santa Rita in 1915 and worked for the late James K. Blair as a peace officer. Later he worked at the Santa Rita Chino mines as a switch tender and brakeman on the mine railroad. He served as jailer under Sheriff Owen C. Matthews from 1934 to 1938 and in 1939 returned to Santa Rita to work on the railroad until his retirement In 1954. He was a member of the “Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen” more than 80 years. Married to Sadie Rose Klink, Trinidad, Colo., In the early 1900’s, the couple had two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Betty) Coker, Roswell. Mrs. Dan (Evelyn) Snow, Lincoln, Nebr.; and one son, Jack Pearce of Silver City. Two sisters, Mrs. Bessie McCutcheon, Monrovia, Calif., and Mrs. Ole Slack, Atoka, Okla., also survive; Also surviving are ten grandsons and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducted the rites.

PEARCE: Jack Pearce, 81, a well-known, lifelong Silver City area resident, passed away in his home on the morning of Saturday, May 17. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City with Earseye Ross officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. Viewing will be held at Baca’s Funeral Chapels from 3-6 p.m. today and at 9 a.m. Tuesday. He was born May 1, 1916, in a hospital on Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. His mother, Sadie, moved with him to Santa Rita in 1917. He attended grade school in Santa Rita and high school in Hurley, where he was a center on the football team. After high school, he worked in several area mines, including Asarco, Peru and Kennecott at Santa Rita. He met his future wife, Cecelia Snow, while living at Hedwig l3erger’s boarding house in Central. They were married in Hurley on Feb. 28, 1939. Mr. Pearce was in the New Mexico National Guard, and Civilian Conservation Corps, and also worked as a truck driver transporting cars from Detroit to Silver City. His military service included the New Mexico National Guard, and the U.S. Navy from Oct. 20, 1942, to Oct. 8, 1945, as gunners mate first class in the 38th Construction Battalion (Seabees). In the Navy, he was stationed in the Aleutians and Camp Parks in Alameda, Calif. While stationed at Camp Parks, he was part of a 17-man crew that removed a live 500-pound Japanese bomb from the J. Snelling Liberty Ship in port at the Alameda Naval Air Station. He was awarded a 72-hour liberty. Upon honorable discharge, he returned to the Silver City area and worked for 14 years for Kennecott Copper Corp. as an engineer on the trains. He was a Silver City police officer a few months, and a carpenter for Frank Tatschwith his wife, Cecelia, and later as owner of Emerick Motor Supply and Pearce Agency, an accounting and income tax business. He retired in 1985 to enjoy fishing, his horses, and his home. Hobbies included, the outdoors including hunting, fishing and camping, square dancing, swimming, golf, travel, raising horses, home improvements, growing flowers, and civic participation, helping with the Gila county fair, 4-H, and JayCees. Survivors include his wife, Cecelia S. Pearce of Silver City; a sister, Evelyn Snow of Boiser City, La.; and three sons, Jack Pearce Jr. of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dan Pearce of San Carlos, Calif.. and Bill Pearce of Belmont, Calif. In addition, he has six grandchildren, Carey and Preston Pearce (Jack), Brandon and Erin Pearce (Dan), and Nicholas and Chelsea Pearce (Bill). Pallbearers will be his three sons, Jack, Dan and Bill Pearce, Cliff Armstrong, Jay Wysong and Mike Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Chet Brown, Jon Brockelman, Dan Dunagan. Jim Gruber, Curtis Maxwell, Brandon Pearce, Leon Pearce, Nicholas Pearce, Preston Pearce and Earseye Ross. His sister. Evelyn, her daughter, Betty Verne Heise of Vacaville, Calif., his three sons, and granddaughter, Erin Pearce, of Santa Cruz, Calif., will also he in attendance at the funeral services. The family asks that those who are sending flowers, send a plant instead. They would like to keep them in their atrium at home. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

Pearce: Robert D. Pearce, 80, a former resident of Silver City, died Tuesday in Albuquerque. He was born Nov. 12, 1912, in Texas. He grew up in Columbus and attended college in Silver City. Mr. Pearce was a history teacher in the Deming public school system. Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Deming. Cremation has taken place.

PEARSON: Richard J "Dick" Pearson, 90, of Hurley passed away Sunday, Jan.,31, in St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque following a "short" illness. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted there at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev, Dr. Kyle Kneen officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery with Masonic services. Mr. Pearson was born March 10,1908, in La Junta, Colo. the son of William J. Pearson and Katie I S. Kercheval Pearson, He married Frankie Evelyn J Weaver on Dec. 15, 1934, in Newton, Kari. Mr. Pearson is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Frankie; two daughters, Patricia R. Rogers ; and her husband, James R. “Bud," of Arenas Valley, and Marilyn Burrows and her husband, John, of Albuquerque; 23 grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Pearson was honored on his 90th birthday by many friends and relatives. He and his wife Frankie resided in Hurley since 1948. He worked for the Santa Fe railroad for more than 40 years before retiring. Following retirement the Pearsons enjoyed many years of travel throughout the united States. An active contributing member of his community Mr. Pearson was a member of the Hurley Masonic Lodge #55 AF & AM serving several terms as worshipful master. He was a past worthy patron of the Hurley chapter of the Eastern Star and served many terms as Rainbow “Dad” for the Hurley Rainbow assembly. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies and member and past president of the Grant County Shrine Club. In addition to his Masonic affiliations Mr. Pearson served in church as moderator of the parish and served on the board of camp Thunderbird and in other service related organizations. He touched the lives of many youths and adults and will be missed very much. Pallbearers will be T Richard Rogers, Jim Rogers, Roddy Rogers Jonny Rogers, Les Burrows and J D Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be James “Bud” Rogers, Aaron Rogers, John Burrows, Jay Rogers, Brent Rogers, and Hurley Masonic Lodge #55. contributions can be made to the Hurley community Church. Entrusted to Bright.

Pebworth: Funeral services for Dr. J.T. Pebworth, 48, were held Monday afternoon at the Recreation Hall, Fort Bayard with the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Dr. Pebworth was a retired Lieutenant Commander of the Medical Corps in the U.S. Army and had lived in Silver City for the past eight years. He formerly was in charge as eye, ear, nose and throat specialist at Fort Bayard and also had been manager of Hillcrest General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, Thomas, now attending school in Indiana, David and George, both of Silver City; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Pebworth of Indianapolis, Ind.; and one brother, R.C. Pebworth of Chicago. Silver City Lodge No. 8 AF&AM conducted graveside services and there were also military services with burial following at the Fort Bayard cemetery. Pallbearers were John C. Davis, Dr. C.F. Dienst, Carlos Grado, E.R. Reinheardt, Robert White and William McQuown. Arrangements were made by Cox Mortuary.

Hubert Carlyle Peck, 65, former well known resident of Silver city died Monday in an El Paso hospital. He had resided in El Paso recently after selling his business here, the Peck Motor Co now Crestway one of the town’s finest home sites. During the residence of the Peck family here, he was active in the Chamber of Commerce and civic activities was a member of the Silver City Lodge of Masons New Mexico, Scottish Rite and Shrine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Beatrice Marie Paine Peck; two daughters, Mrs Mitchel McGrath El Paso; Mrs Hillen Gean Bays Los Lunas; two sisters, Mrs Clyde Pierson, Silver City and Mrs Naoma Battshill, Detroit Mich., and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4pm at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with Masonic rites by the Silver City Lodge with Masons conducting committal services at the grave in the Masonic cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were John Harlon, Ronnie Morison, George McDermmott, Kenneth Vanderbosh, Al Bosworth, and Hubert O Robertson. Honorary pallbearers were John D. Bingman, William J Pringle and Dr R K Watts.

PECOTTE: Florence El1en Pecotte, 87, died Sunday Dec. 21, in Farmington at San Juan Manor. She is survived by two sons, Richard Pecotte and his wife, Bev, of Farmington, and Harry Pecotte and his wife Linda of Silver City; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo. Mrs. Pecotte was a member of Eastern Star. A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. l0,at 10 a.m. at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery.
James Ivan Pedigo, employed as an assayer with the U. S. Smelting Refining and Mining Co. at Vanadium and a resident of Silver City for almost a year, died Monday at noon at the Silver City General Hospital where he had bee n a patient for three months. He is survived by his wife, Barbra Ross Padigo, and a son, Charles W. Ross, a student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Neighbors of Binton Va, and two brothers, Benjamin Pedigo of Bedford, Va, and John Pedigo of Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born in Roanoke, Va., April 27, 1889. The body was removed to Albuquerque Wednesday evening where funeral services and internment took place today. Local arrangements were performed by Cox Mortuary.

Jesus O. Pedraza, 64, resident of Bayard died the past week of a heart attack. Curtis Mortuary, was in charge of the body, which was returned to an El Paso funeral home for services followed by burial in an El Paso cemetery

Pedraza: Emma Castillo Pedraza, 66, of Santa Rita passed away Thursday at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Pedraza was born in Silver City, May 28, 1929 to Pedro "Pepe" and Leonor Lujan Castillo. She was Catholic by faith and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Nick Pedraza of the Santa Rita area; four sons, Nick Pedraza Jr. and his wife, Eleanor of the Santa Rita area, Sam Pedraza and his wife, Mary of Whittier, Calif., Robert Pedraza and his wife, Rita of the Santa Rita area, and Paul Pedraza and Betty From of Santa Fe. She is also survived by three brothers, Joe Castillo and his wife, Manuela of Silver City, Ruben Castillo and his wife, Socorro of Faywood and Albert Castillo of Silver City; two sisters, Josie Zapata and her husband, Manuel of San Lorenzo and Mary Groves of McLean, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Selina Zimmerman, Nick Pedraza III, and Sam, Eric, Kieth, Kevin, Lisa, Amber, Candice and Shelby Pedraza; and one great-grandson, Gregory Gobson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pepe and Leonor Castillo; a sister, Vera Padilla; and her brother, Henry Castillo. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 this afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the rosary with Deacon Johnnie Perez reciting. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at ten in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Rod Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers are Nick Pedraza III, Allan Zimmerman, Anthony Martinez, Johnny Pedraza, Johnny Zapata and Pet Castillo. Honorary bearers are Dolores Wilson, Mary Lou Marrujo, Frances Lopez, Manuela Castillo, Socorro Castillo, Gonsaqita Sanchez, Rosa Castillo, Consuelo Ryan, Lupe Ornelas, Nancy Lucero, Ruby Perez and Jessie Pedraza. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.
Pedraza: Juana C. Pedraza, a resident of Bayard, entered life eternal Sunday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1904, in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico. She was a member of the Catholic Church, Guadalupanas, and the League of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and was a homemaker. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will be held at 7 with Deacon Johnnie Perez officiating. The funeral liturgy will be held at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. John Jessaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow at the Hanover Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Tranquilino Pedraza of Bayard; a son, Genaro Pedraza and his wife, Rosie, of Bayard; five daughters, Carmen Nunez and her husband, Simon, of Central, Lupe Marrujo and her husband, Alfredo, of Bayard, Mary Lou Marrujo and her husband, Daniel, of Bayard, Frances Ambriz and her husband, Ambrosio, of Bayard, and Florence De La Torre and her husband, Vicente De La Torre Jr., of Central; and five sisters, Alberta Chavez of Bayard, Erminia Marty of Hayward, Calif., Adelia Ramirez of Anthony, Texas, Felicitas Gomez of Mimbres, and Mary Lou Grijalva of Central. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 31great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two children, Enrique Pedraza and Florencia Pedraza; a brother, Eduardo Centeno; a sister, Beatrice Escobar; and a grandson, Enrique Pedraza Jr. Casket bearers will be Joe Pedraza, Simon Nunez Jr., Alfred Marrujo Jr., Genaro Pedraza Jr. and Arthur Ambriz. Honorary bearers will be the remaining grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Pedraza: Refugia C. Pedraza of Bayard, 78, passed away at Hillcrest General Hos [incomplete obituary - needs to rescan]

Pedroza: Bertha M. "Bobbie" Pedroza, 58, a resident of Hurley, entered life eternal Tuesday in California. She was born April 10, 1934, in Silver City to Vidal and Guadalupe Madrid. She was a member of the Catholic Church, a homemaker, and an avid bingo player. Calling hours will be from 2-7 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. The funeral liturgy will be held Monday morning at 10 at Infant Jesus Church in Hurley with the Rev. John Jessaume officiating. The rite of committal will follow at Silver City Catholic Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, Daniel "Twist" Pedroza of Hurley; two sons, Lorenzo Chavez and his wife, Terry, of Las Cruces and Ronald Chavez and his wife, Joanne, of St. Paul, Minn.; three daughters, Judy Chavez of Central, Amy Becerra and her husband, Steve, of Central, and Alice Ann Pedroza of Hurley; three brothers, Vidal Madrid and his wife, Anita, of Silver City, Sammy Madrid of Los Angeles, and Billy Madrid and his wife, Stella, of Las Cruces; her parents-in-law, Manuel and Olivia Rodriguez of North Hurley; two sisters-in-law, Olin P. Herrera and her husband, Ray A. Herrera, of Deming, and Ruth Rodriguez and her husband, Susano, of Hurley; a brother-in-law, Joseph Ruben Rodriguez of Deming; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Arnold Madrid, Michael Madrid, Gilbert Madrid, Albert Madrid, Steve Becerra, Ruben Rodriguez and Alfonso Cisneros. Honorary bearers will be all of her relatives and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

PEDROZA: David T. Pedroza, 43, a resident of Central died Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born in El Paso, Texas. July 27, 1952, the son of Jesus Pedroza and Lydia (Trujillo) Pedroza. He was employed by Wal-Mart in Silver City. He was Catholic by faith and a member of Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central. He is survived by his grandmother, Juanita Trujillo of Central; a daughter, Anessa Pedroza of Silver City; a son, David Ray Pedroza of La Puente, Calif.; two brothers, Robert Pedrelra and his wife, Margaret, of Phoenix. and Gary Anezza Pedroza of Mesa, Ariz.; and two sisters. Fatsy Pedroza of Chandler, Ariz.. and Anna Marie Archuleta of Mesa He was preceded in death by his father, Jesus Pedroza, and his mother, Lydia Archuieta. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels followed by the rosary at 7. The funeral Mass was to be celebrated this morning at 10 at Santa Clara Catholic Church. Burial was to follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Pedraza: Gilbert E. "Kito" Pedraza, 20, died last week in El Paso as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Pedraza is survived by his wife, Mrs. Teresa Pedraza of Silver City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Sandoval of Bayard; four brothers, Joe Pedraza of Hurley, Larry Pedraza of Bayard and Tommy and Bobby Sandoval, both of Bayard, and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Marin of Hurley, Miss Florence Pedraza and Miss Sylvia Sandoval, both of Bayard. Also surviving are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tranquilino Pedraza of Bayard, and four aunts. Funeral Mass was recited at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. A. James Milan officiating. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Sierra, Ernest Venegas,Jr., Bobby Garza, Joe Ray, Jr., George Marrjo and Michael Lozano.

PEELER: Thomas C. Peeler, 69, of Arenas Valley, died Monday evening at his home. He was born at White Signal and was a building contractor and a member of the Elks Lodge of Silver City. He is survived by Jane Peeler of Silver City; two daughters, Tommie Sue Buliman of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Jane Kriglstein of Hoffman Estates, Ill; Wenna Dean Denton of La Grange, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. No services will be held. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Peeler: Gertie Peeler, 82, a resident of Silver City since 1976, died Wednesday morning in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1907, in Fred, Texas, to Jim and Buena Gore Shefield. Mrs. Peeler was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club, Order of Eastern Star, Silver City Chapter No. 3, and the First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Calling hours will be held this evening from 5-8 in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels and on Friday from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Jesse Liles and the Rev. Don Wiley will officiate. Concluding graveside services will be held Monday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in Palestine, Texas, with the Rev. Lynn Parker of the First Baptist Church-Palestine officiating. Interment will be in the City Cemetery-New Addition in Palestine, with Bailey & Foster Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Survivors are her husband, James C. Peeler of Silver City; two sons, Kenneth Peeler of Midland, Texas, and James Edwin Peeler of Ennis, Texas; two daughters, Leona Lloyd of Silver City and Dorris Saunders of San Antonio, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Peeler was preceded in death by a son, Nelson Peeler, in 1986. Honorary casket bearers will be Clyde Venable, Maurice Conner, Lyman Greer, Gene Miller, Jim Netherton, Vern Crosley, Ted Burk, Ollie McCrary, John Bingaman, Frank Parrish and L.A. Patten. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 2300 N. Swan St., Silver City, in the memory of Gertie Peeler. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Peeler: Mrs. Hazel C. Peeler died suddenly in Hillcrest Hospital last Friday, September 29, the victim of a heart attack. She was 73. Mrs. Peeler and her husband James with their family came to Silver City in 1958 from Levelland, Texas. He owned and operated the Grant County Oil Company, jobbers for Phillips Petroleum products until his retirement. The Peelers celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary March 1, 1975. Mrs. Peeler was a member of the First Baptist Church, Silver City Woman's Club and the Green Thumb Garden Club. She served a president of the garden club. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Peeler is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dorris P. Saunders, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., three sons, Claude N. Peeler, Huntington Beach, California, Kenneth A. Peeler, Midland, Texas, James E. Peeler, Silver City, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Survivors also include two brothers, Lothie H. Clark, Dallas, Texas, and Cleo C. Clark, Lubbock, Texas. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dick Ross conducting the services. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Clyde Venable, Ben Spurgur, Maurice Conner, Joe Jones, E.E. McDaniels and Charles Wilson.
Peeler: James C. Peeler, 90, a Silver City resident and former wholesale oil distributor, entered life eternal Friday at St. Luke's Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born Aug. 11, 1903, in Meadow, Texas, to the late J.W. and Sarah Margaret (Childs) Peeler. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Jesse Liles, pastor of the Silver City First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth C. and LaVoe Peeler of Midland, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Dorris and Maj. Gen. Ralph S. Saunders of San Antonio; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Leona and Tom Lloyd of Medford, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Louis Peeler of Hereford, Texas; and a sister, Effie Louise Sanders of Lubbock, Texas. Preceding Mr. Peeler in death were two sons, James Edwin and Nelson Peeler, and wives, Hazel C. Peeler and Gertie Peeler. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Spangler, Pat Spangler, Ollie McCrary, Don Sumrall, Gene Miller and Jim Cureton. Honorary bearers will be Chad Wiley, Maurice Conner, Clyde Venable, Mike Melendrez, L.A. Patton and Vern Crosley. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Peevey: Faye Peevey, 52, passed away Sunday, March 9, at University Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Mrs. Peevey was born in Kenna, New Mexico, and had been a life long resident of New Mexico, where she was a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church, the Robert Taper Rebekah Lodge No. 29 and the Silver City Extension Club. She is survived by her husband, Ray Peevey of Silver City, two daughters, Karen Fay Townsend of Cliff, Donna RaeTaylor of Silver City, two sons, Melvin J. "Sonny" Peevey of Arenas Valley, Douglas Wayne Peevey of Silver City, six sisters, Katie Scott of Artesia, Geraldine Martin and Barbara Ryan both of Albuquerque, Lawana Hite of Datil, Joan Norris and Rhonda Martin both of Albuquerque, a brother, Spurlin Martin, Jr., of Deer Lodge, Montana and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at the Indian Hills Baptist Church with Reverend Billy Foster officiating and Reverend Cliff Hutchins assisting. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Robert Taper Rebekah Lodge No. 29 and the Odd Fellow Lodge No. 18 of Bayard conducting the graveside services. Serving as pallbearers are, Garland Burchfield, Dennis Theis, David Goble, Chuck Mechem, Fred Tarply and Jim Shepard. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Pegg: Larry Pegg, 50, entered into rest March 25 in John Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Smith, formerly of Bayard and two sons, don and Larry Pegg, and a daughter, Wendy oll of Canada.

Pelayo: Lee Pelayo, 73, a longtime Deming resident, died Thursday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Glenneth A. Harrington officiating. Graveside Masonic services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded as well. He was born April 29, 1920, in Columbus to Paul B. and Lona K. Pelayo. He lived in Columbus for a few years; then, family members moved to a farm in the Waterloo area, where they lived many years. In 1941, he joined the National Guard in Deming. The Guard was then dispatched to Logan Heights in El Paso, Texas, and became regular Army in the 200th Coast Artillery, which was shipped to the Philippines in 1941. When Bataan fell to the Japanese in April 1942, Mr. Pelayo was a Japanese prisoner of war for three and a half years and made the infamous Bataan Death March. When he returned home, he worked on paving the Columbus highway, then he worked for Deming Packing Co. His dream was to be a farmer. He had been hungry for three and a half years and wanted to raise his own food, and was known in the area for his vegetables, which became an important part of his life for 30 years. While living on the farm, he served as a Luna County commissioner in the mid-1960's. Upon retirement in 1976, he moved to Deming, where he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Old-Timer's Association, serving as president in 1990. He was a driving force in the erecting and dedication in 1991 of the Bataan Memorial which is located at the Deming Veterans' Park. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, of the home; two sons, Ron Pelayo of Harbor City, Calif., and John Pelayo of Mesilla Park; a daughter, Lona Simmons of Deming; two brothers, Paul Pelayo of Hurley and Lewis Pelayo of Perrin, Texas; and 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Lee Gardner, Paul Offutt, Raymond Viramontes, Sammy Diaz, Joe Gardner and Brad Marcak. Honorary bearers named are the ex-prisoners of war and his many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Pelayo: Paul Ben Pelayo, 79, passed away Monday at his residence in Hurley. He was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Paul and Lona (Priest) Pelayo. He was employed at Deming Packing Co. and Kemp and Hensley Gas Co., and later retired from City of Rocks State Park. He enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives. Mr. Pelayo was a member of the Infant Jesus Church in Hurley. He is survived by his wife, Paula; and his stepchildren, Anita Rodriguez and her husband, A.C. of Bayard, Gilbert Rodriguez and his wife, Teresa of Bayard, Juan Chip and his wife, Julia, of Las Cruces, and Bertha Marin and her husband, Joe, of Morenci, Ariz. He is also survived by his daughter, Virginia Pelayo Marcak of Deming; and a son, Norman, and his wife, Dorothy Pelayo, of Tucson, Ariz. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kevin and his wife, Dana, J.R., Sarah and Alyssa Rodriguez, John Chip and his wife, Margie, Paul Chip and his wife, Calette, Jolene Marin and her fiancé, Pete Delgado, Adam Marin, Bradley Marcak, Terri Austin and her husband, Tom, Brenda Hoffman and her husband, Scott, and Kathy Allgood and her husband, Greg; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Katrina Chip, Justin Marin Arrey and Kristen Marcak; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Pelayo, in October 1993; Morris Pelayo, in November 1993; and Lee Pelayo, in January 1994. Visitation was held Tuesday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley followed by the prayer vigil with the Rev. Benito Suen reciting. The funeral liturgy was held this morning at Infant Jesus Catholic Church with the Rev. John Jusseaume celebrating. The rite of committal followed in the Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Adam Marin, Bradley Marcak, Pete Trujillo Jr., Pete Trujillo Sr., Claudio Gonzales and Julian Vargas. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Chip Jr., Paul Chip, Pete Delgado, Fernando Garcia, Danny Marquez, Manuel Aguilera, Francisco Aguilera, Baltasar Sandoval, Oscar Carreon, Ruben Rodriguez and Jack Meredith, and his other close friends and his Pelayo nephews. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Damacio M Pena, 74, died Aug. 27 in Silver City. He was born in Silver City and had been a lifelong resident. Pena was a Communicant of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church and had retired from the New Jersey Empire Zinc Mine. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Pena, Silver City; two daughters , Dolores P. Cordova Norwalk Calif. and Lu Anna L Pena, Silver City; three sons, Raul C. Pena Sr., Victor (Jay) Pena and Raul A. Pena Jr., all Silver City one brother, Pete Marquez Silver City; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation was held Aug 30 and mass of the Resurrection was held Aug. 3 1. Both services ware at St.. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor A. James Milano officiating. Internment followed at the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by the Wheeler Funeral home of Silver City.

PENA: Eduardo Carreon PeZa, 82, a former Deming resident, passed away Tuesday, June 16, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas N.M A prayer vigil will be held today at 7pm at Baca’s Funeral Chapel Deming. The. graveside service will be held Saturday morning at 10 at Mountain View Cemetery with Father Alfred Galvan officiating. Mr. Pelia was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Deming to Lauterio Silvero Pefa and Simona Carreon. He had been in poor health for several years following an accident. His family includes numerous nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.
PENA: Luis Hernandez Pena, 103, a former Hurley resident, recently of El Paso, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, at his residence. He was born in October 1895 in Mexico. He made his home in Fierro with his wife, Virginia, and their nine children. Mr. PeZa in the 1930s owned a general store, serving the surrounding rural communities. He later moved to Hurley where he became employed at Chino Mines Co. After his retirement, he and, his wife, along with their three daughters, relocated to El Paso. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Diaz PeZa, and two sons, Ruben and Antonio Pena. He is survived by three daughters, Theresa Pefla, Rosa Pena, and Alma Dimm and her husband, Stanley. He is also survived by his five sons, who all served in World War II, Rodolto Peuia, Luis PeZa Jr. and wife of El Paso, Raul D. PeZa and wife of Silver City, and Miguel Pena and wife, and Eduardo Pefla and wife of Hurley; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

PENA: Visitation for Lucy Arciero Pena, 75, of Deming will be held from 2-5pm Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapel and the prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mass will be at noon Friday at the church. Pena died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. Survivors include her husband Elix G. Pena of Deming; daughters, Lucy Ann Villegas of Deming and Alida Pena of Silver City; Lilia Barka of Gila and Josie Donaghue of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

PENA: Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 6 at Good Samaritan Spanish Assembly of God Church in Tulare, Calif., for Maria Jaramillo Pena, 73, former Tulare resident, who had been living in Campbell, Calif., for the past two years. She died Dec. 3 at a hospital in San Jose, Calif. She was a homemaker. She was born, raised and educated in Rincon. Mrs. Pena married Refugio Pena in Fierro in 1915 and they moved to Tulare in 1951. Mr. Pena died in 1983, and Mrs. Pena moved to Cambell in 1983. She is survived by two sons, Steve Pena of Sunnyvale, Calif, and Refugio Penn Jr. of Bayard; one daughter, Rosenda Pena of Palo Alto, Calif.; one sister, Francis Gunzales of Bayard and five grandchildren. Arrangements by Globel Funeral Chapel in Tulare.
Funeral services for Mrs. Novertitia H. Pens, resident of Grant County for 35 years, were held last Friday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel at 5 p.m. followed by a funeral mass said by the Rev. Fr Ramon Estivill at the Bayard Catholic Church at 9 am. Saturday. Burial was in the Hurley Cemetery. Mrs. Pens, resident of North Hurley, was 96 years of age at the time of death. She is survived by two sons, Manuel and Luis Pena and two daughters, Miss Paz Pens and Miss Magdalena Pena, all of Hurley. In addition there are 29 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Pedro M. Pena, 95, died here May 26. Mr. Pena was, a life long resident of this community and was a retired farmer. Rosary was held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard at 7pm. Monday with Burial Mass being recited in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at 8 a.m Tuesday with interment following in the Hurley Cemetery. He is survived by four sons: Anastacio of Deming, Lorenzo of Hurley, Eloy of Bayard and Abran of Deming; three daughters: Mrs. Antonia Martinez of Hurley, Mrs. Isabell Hernandez of Las Cruces, Mrs. Victoria Martinez of Albuquerque; 36 grandchildren, 82 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Pallbearers were his four Sons, Pedro Hernandez and Ray Martinez. The Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Rev. Fr. Arfrien St. Charles officiated at the services.

Pena: Alice B. Pena, 73, died September 4, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Pena, a native of El Paso, Texas, was a longtime resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband, Juan T. Pena, two daughters, Mrs. Irene Munoz, Mrs. Doris Vargas, a son, Joris Pena, all of Silver City, and four grandchildren. Survivors also include a nephew, Gilbert Martinez of Silver City and a brother, Joe Bustillos of Lordsburg. Rosary recitation was at 7:30 p.m. Wed. in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass is at 9:30a.m. today 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 Eddie Bustillos, Gene Martinez, Stanley Gantz, Ricky Fierro, Elias Garcia and Reynaldo Perea. Honorary pallbearers will be David Bustillos, Jerry Bustillos, Tommy Bustillos and Denny Bustillos.

Pena: Andrea Roybal Pena died on Sunday, Oct. 15, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 93 years old. Mass was said Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and burial took place in Resurrection Cemetery in Los Angeles. Surviving Mrs. Pena are three daughters and two sons, Sarah Ascasio of San Gabriel, Calif., Clorinda P. Montoya of Los Angeles, Lupe P. Dominguez of San Lorenzo, Fred R. Pena of Los Angeles, and Dan R. Pena of Faywood. She is also survived by a sister and a brother, Leonore Leyba of Bernalillo and Manuel Roybal of El Paso, Texas; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry and Reuben Dominguez, Eddie McDonald, Manuel Roybal Jr., Gil Gomez and Yldefonso Lopez. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Pena requested donations be made to the San Lorenzo Catholic Church in honor of St. Jude. A memorial Mass will be held for Mrs. Pena honoring St. Jude on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. in the San Lorenzo Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Hermoso as celebrant.

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Pena: Estefana S. Pena, 59, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, in Bakersfield, Calif. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Hurley Infant Jesus Church. The Rev. Paul Kao will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. A second memorial service will be held Sept. 4 in Bakersfield. Miss Pena, a former Hurley resident, was employed by Bakersfield School District following her graduation with honors from Western New Mexico University. She dedicated 37 years of her life to her main interest and concern, the teaching of children. In 1990, she was among teachers who were honored in the inaugural volume of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Publishers of the book said, "the best teachers in America selected by the best students" was the criterion for nomination. In 1991, she was commended by her school district for outstanding contributions in the field of literary instruction. She was a member of the National Education Association, the California Teachers Association, the California Parent-Teachers Association, the Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association, the Association of Mexican-American Educators, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenza and Manuel H. Pena of Hurley. She is survived by three brothers, Crispin Pena and his wife, Tarcila, of Alamogordo, Andy Pena and his wife, Joyce, of Lemon Grove, Calif., and Manuel S. Pena and his wife, Susan, of Silver Spring, Md. Also surviving are four sisters, Dolores Chavez and her husband, Elias, of Taos, Alicia Carreon and her husband, Manuel O. Carreon, of Hurley, Isabel Hunker and husband, Howard, of Phoenix, and Norberta Moreno of Hanover. Other survivors include many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Pena: Rosary for Eugenio N. Pena who died Feb. 21 was read at the Curtis- Bright Funeral Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was recited Feb. 26 at St. Francis Newman Center with Rev. Fr. Phillip Van Engelen officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pena is survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, six grandchildren and one brother. Pallbearers were Joe Macenez, Urbano Carrasco, Greg Ortiz, Greg Ortiz, Jr., Sammy Gonzales and Reymundo Gonzales.
Pena, Fransisco died March 12 in Silver City, where he had been a lifelong resident. He is survived by his wife, Luisa Pena; one brother, Jose Pena of Safford, Ariz.; and two sisters, Vivance and Manuela of Los Angeles. Rosary was held at the Wheeler Chapel on March 15 and mass was celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul. Serving as pallbearers were Edwardo Fajardo, Carlos M. Hernandez, Andres Carrasco, Emilio Abeyta, Richard Barragan, and Tommy Ryan.

Pena: Frank S. Pena, 52, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Friday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born May 15, 1943 in Silver City and had been an area resident the past 39 years. Mr. Pena served in the National Guard for 10 years and was a code enforcement agent with the city of Las Cruces before retiring. Survivors include his loving wife, Dora Urioste Pena of the family home; his adoptive parents, Simon C. and Ramona Salcedo Pena of Las Cruces; his father and stepmother, Luis and Isabel Mitchell of Silver City; one son, Frank Pena Jr. and one daughter, Lisa Pena, both of Napa, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Molly, Shane and Ryan Pena. At his request, cremation has taken place and a memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday at ten in the morning in St. Genevieve's Catholic Church in Las Cruces with the Rev. Juan Moreno officiating. Interment of cremains will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery in Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Las Cruces.

Pena: Juan Torres Pena, 74, died Friday in Silver City. Mr. Pena was born March 2, 1908 in Silver City, the son of Bruno and Librada Torrez Pena. He was a lifelong resident and a member of the Silver City senior citizens. Mr. Pena is survived by two daughters, Irene Munoz and Doris Vargas, both of Silver City; one son, Joris Pena of Silver City; one sister, Simona Perea of Lordsburg; one brother, Elias Pena of California; three nephews, Sammy Perea, Reynaldo Perea and Richard Perea, all of Lordsburg; two nieces, Aurelia Grant of Tucson and Martha Turner of Lordsburg; four grandchildren. Rosary recitation was held Tuesday in the Curtis-Bright Chapel and Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Monsignor A, James Milano officiated both services. Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Tony Morales, Eddie Paquera, Eddie Bustillos, Richard Perea, Jerry Bustillos, and Angel Delgado. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Pena: Luisa Maese Pena, 82, died Friday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1906, in Fierro to Andres and Maria Reyes Maese. She was a lifelong resident of Silver City; was a homemaker; and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be Monday from 1-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels where the rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Silver City Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Lynch will officiate at all services. Survivors are three nieces, Victoria Gutierrez and Antonia M. Carrasco of Cashion, Ariz., and Lupe M. Rios of Los Angeles, Calif.; and four nephews, Andres M. Carrasco of Columbus, Jesus M. Carrasco and Estevan M. Carrasco, both of Cashion, and Louis C. Maese of Fresno, Calif. Casket bearers will be Andres Carrasco, Eduardo Estrada, Mariano Estrada, Carlos Hernandez, Roberto Gonzales and Jose Rodriguez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Pena: Magdalena H. Pena died Nov. 20, at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital. Miss Pena is survived by a sister, Paz Pena of Hurley, two brothers, Manuel Pena of Hurley and Louis Pena of El Paso. A brother, Arciero of Hanover; three stepdaughters, Azucena Flores of Bayard; Carmen Valles of Los Angeles, Calif., and Martha Martinez of Grants. Rosary services were held Friday Nov. 21, at the Wheeler Chapel at7 p.m. and Mass, Saturday morning Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Hurley Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with Rev. Benito Suen officiating at both services, burial followed at Hurley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Pena, Jr., Raul