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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Alma Delia Nunez Lopez, 56, Columbus resident passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Services are pending.

Thomas E. Holt 77 of Silver City, New Mexico passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his residence.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net

Maria Rebecca "Becky" Ramsey, 58, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her residence.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

debra brito rsDebra M. Brito, 48, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque.

Debra was born March 30, 1969 in Silver City to Ramon and Antonia (Martinez) Ortiz. She graduated from Lordsburg High School in 1987 and worked at Western Bank for approximately 17 years. Most recently Debbie was a receptionist at Hidalgo Medical Services and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

She is survived by her husband Enrique "Kiki" Brito of Lordsburg; her children, Enrique "EJ" Brito Jr. and Kandice Gomez of Lordsburg; brothers, Manuel Sanchez of Tucson, AZ, Tommy Sanchez of Lordsburg, Daniel Ortiz of Andrews, TX, Raymond Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz, Miguel Ortiz, Pablo Ortiz, and Alex Ortiz all of Lordsburg; sisters, Jackie De La Garza pf Lordsburg, Michelle Sanchez of Tucson, AZ, and Ermila Ortiz of Rio Rancho, NM, and 3 grandchildren.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents.

A rosary will be Thursday December 14, 2017 at 9 o'clock in the morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will begin at 10 o'clock with Fr. Jude Okonkwo officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

Patricia A. Haas, 83, longtime Deming resident passed away on Sunday December 3, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home.

Services are pending.

david jaramillo rsDavid S. Jaramillo, 91, of Hurley, entered eternal rest Monday, December 4, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, NM.

He was born June 28, 1926 to Perfecto and Margarita Jaramillo.

He enjoyed family gatherings, was avid Raider fan, enjoyed Spanish & mariachi music, Western movies, played Santa Claus for his grandkids. Enjoyed eating hot red enchiladas, chili in general and other Spanish food. He worked as a repairman and retired from Kennecott after 39 years. His co workers knew him as "El Tecolote blanco" (the white owl.)

He was married to Susie Saenz Jaramillo, with whom he had one son, David Jaramillo Jr. (Kathy) Hurley, NM and three daughters, Carol Arellano (Ben) Phoenix, AZ, Molly Gonzales (Tony) Silver City, Elva Guerrero, Hurley. He had seven grandchildren; Ben Arellano Jr. (Diane), Ray Gonzales (Rose), Billy Gonzales (Audrey), David Jaramillo III (Liz), Chris Jaramillo (Tabitha), Angela Jaramillo, (Samantha Guerrero); fourteen great-grandchildren; Freddy, Raziel, Jaden, Anthony, Xena, Eric, Sonny, Leila, Izaiah, Cassidy, Aryne, Nathaniel, Dasia, Mia; four great-great grandchildren: Joseph Jr., Anthony Jr., Maddox, Julian. Brothers, Ruben Jaramillo of Hurley, Jimmy Jaramillo of Hurley. Sisters, Jenny Muzquiz, Long Beach CA Hope Pizzuto (Sal) Hurley. Sister-in-law, Clara Felix. Brothers-in-law, John Saenz, Sam Saenz (Beatrice). Numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by (wife) Susie, (son)-Billy, (parents), (brother) Perfecto Jr, brother-in-law, Carlos Felix & Claude Muzquiz, sister-in-law, Clorinda Saenz, Mother-in-law, Amelia Saenz.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Bright Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Hurley Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ray Gonzales, Billy Gonzales, David Jaramillo III, Chris Jaramillo, Ben Arellano Jr., Samantha Guerrero, Anthony Gonzales, Angela Jaramillo, Eric Gonzales, Freddy Moreno. Honorary pallbearers: great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, " Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911.
Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net.

Gladys Lorraine Mather, 72, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

ron jacquez rsRonnie (Ron) Jacquez, 56, of Silver City was called home on December 4, 2017.

Ronnie was born on April 21, 1961 to Tony and Barbara Jacquez in Silver City New Mexico.

Ronnie was a very well-liked man who became friends with everyone he met.

He would never forget a name but was always quick to give them a unique nickname. Everyone knew him by his infectious laugh that always filled the room with energy and happiness. Ronnie was always quick to offer a helping hand to those in need.

He lived with his Mother who he referred to as "His Pretty Lady" until his passing as her caregiver. Ronnie was known in the county for many years as a car salesman. He took a lot of pride in his work and helped out many families in the community. Ronnie always welcomed his family and friends to his home and entertained them with food and drinks, and some darn good times. He was always proud of the family and their accomplishments no matter how small or big the achievement was whether it be the honor roll, sports, promotions in their jobs, or anything that was good for the family. He would say that they were making the Jacquez Family name stronger!

He is survived by his daughter Dinalle Jacquez and companion Louie Cota and his grandchildren Lexi and Gregory Jacquez; his son Roland Jacquez and fiancée Avery McBride and granddaughter Amethyst; and his son Armando Lucero; his mother Barbara Jacquez; his companion Priscilla Garcia; two brothers Tony Jacquez and Ralph Jacquez; two sisters Norma Jean Hernandez and Gavino and MaryEllen Lopez and husband Louie. God children Christina Delgado and Xavier Roman Gomez; also many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Ronnie was welcomed to his eternal home by his father, Tony O. Jacquez and his son, Naldo Jacquez.

Serving as pallbearers will be Alex Jasso, Richard Jacquez, Bobby (Blue) Madrid, Ray Crespin, Michael Arrendondo, Steve (Gopher) Provencio, Roland Madrid and Tommy Ogas. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Berryman, Charles Melendrez, Xavier Roman Gomez, Gabe Gutierrez, Ryan Morse and David Marquez.

Visitation will be on Tuesday December 12 from 5-6pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapel with the Holy Rosary to be recited by Arthur Gutierrez to begin at 6 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday December 13 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Father Oliver Obele officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Catholic Cemetery.

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

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

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