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alfredo turrieta rsAlfredo C. Turrieta, 85, a lifelong resident of Deming passed away Sunday October 15, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Alfredo was born December 3, 1931 in Deming to Juan and Trinidad (Chaires) Turrieta.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army and in 1961 he went to work with the Deming Fire Department in which he was the Assistant Fire Chief. He always enjoyed painting and throughout his life he painted many houses locally.

He is remembered as being a very organized person who had a passion for doing things right. Being the kind of person he was, he always thought of others first, was generous to his family and friends, and was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.

He is survived by his wife, Olga C. Turrieta of the home; son Alfredo Turrieta Jr. of Albuquerque; daughter Anna Priestley and her husband Ron of Las Cruces; sister Estella Baese and her husband Ray of Deming; his granddaughter Jakki Gallegos and her husband Diego; 2 great granddaughters Rauni and Jordynn Gallegos.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Johnny Turrieta and sister Trini Baeza.

Visitation will be Thursday morning at 9 at St. Ann Catholic Church where a prayer vigil will begin at 10 o'clock to be led by Suzanne Lundy. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 with Fr. Manuel F. Ibarra, Pastor officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at Mt. View Cemetery with military honors accorded.

Pallbearers will be Alfredo Turrieta Jr., Manuel Rodriguez, Ron Priestley, Diego Gallegos, Ray Baese, and Juan Gonzales.

spencerradiosizedSpencer J. Trombly, 79, of Silver City, NM, passed away on Oct. 14, 2017 following a brief illness.

Spencer was born in Hartford, CT to Perley and Myra (LaVallee) Trombly on May 9, 1938. He attended school at The Hartford Regional Technical. He married Alison Browne Brackett on December 15, 1988 in Mystic, CT. Spencer worked for the Marine Sciences Institute at the University of Connecticut for 22 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served for eight years in the Submarine Service out of the Groton New London Sub Base. Spencer served on the USS Daniel Webster and commissioned the USS Lafayette and the USS Ethan Allen.

From the time he was a young man in his teens, Spencer was fascinated by and an active participant in the world of amateur, or ham, radio operation. He studied very hard, tested for and earned his operator’s license from the FCC in 1955 then received his Extra Class license in 1994 and maintained it throughout his life, up to his death. He took part in various ham radio festivals, including most recently the Eclipse Fest in Driggs, ID for the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Just prior to his death he donated his radio equipment/electronics to a group in AZ which will be used in a school opening in Gila Bend to teach new ham radio students.

Spencer also enjoyed soaking in every hot spring he could find, motorcycle riding, camping, bird watching and star gazing with his wife Alison and found New Mexico the most interesting and beautiful place where he was enthralled with its never-ending beauty and discovery at every turn in the road.

helen dominguez rsHelen G. Dominguez, 96, Deming resident passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Sunday October 15, 2017 at her home. Services are pending with Baca's Funeral Chapels.

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To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com.

felipe gomez rsFelipe Silva Gomez (June 14, 1932 – October 14, 2017)

Born in Rodey, New Mexico to Simon and Francisca Gomez, Felipe was a humble and faithful servant to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through his choir and music ministry, jail ministry, church boy scouts, lector, Eucharistic Minister, Cursillista, and Knights of Columbus. Felipe is best known for his love of God, his family and his country.

don heath rsDonald I. Heath III, 28, a resident of Mimbres, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, October 15, 2017.

He was born February 28, 1989 in Silver City, NM to Donald I. Heath and Alvina G. Alcorta.

Henry Patrick Bott, 51, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his residence.

He was born in Andrews Naval Base in Maryland to Frances Henry Bott and Susan Nichols.

No service will be held as per his wishes. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

Howard "Butch" Johnson, 58, Deming resident passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces.

Butch, as he was affectionately known, was born March 8, 1959 in Washington D.C. His favorite pastime was rebuilding classic cars. He enjoyed riding his bike and motorcycle. Butch was a communicant of the Catholic Church.

anne maxwell rsAnne Christina Pennington Maxwell was born March 4, 1925, in London, KY, and passed peacefully surrounded by her family, Tuesday October 10, 2017 in Silver City, NM at the age of 92.

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