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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Rodney L. Robertson, 57, entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, NM.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Eulalio "Lalo" Rodriguez, 36, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Hwy 27 Mile Marker #9.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

john mcgee rsJohn B. McGee passed away at his home on Sunday August 20, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. There will be a celebration of life at the Grant County Convention Center in Silver City on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 11:00AM, followed by a memorial meal at the same location. The Whiskey Creek Volunteer Fire Department will be officiating the Celebration.

John was born in Portales, NM on October 30, 1949, to Tommy and Nadine McGee, and was raised on a ranch near Elida, NM, where he attended school. He was an excellent athlete, playing basketball and running track for the Elida Tigers. After high school graduation, he became a journeyman electrician, participating in and supervising large construction projects such as schools and commercial buildings all over New Mexico.

While working on a project in Silver City, NM, in 1973, he met Linda Stone and they started an adventure together that would last more than forty years. For a while, John continued to "follow the sun" to various projects, but soon decided that he wanted to be closer to home, and accepted a job with Kennecott Copper Corporation at Chino Mines. He worked in various positions for Kennecott and its successors Phelps Dodge and Freeport McMoRan until his retirement as a senior project engineer and radiation safety officer, in April of 2015.

John was very involved in fire safety and emergency medical services. He was an active volunteer for the Whiskey Creek Fire Department, serving as assistant fire chief and emergency medical technician, as well as being heavily involved in the Santa Clara Fire Department.

John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda Stone McGee, One daughter, Shelli Allison, two grandsons, Josh Bollinger and his wife Susan, and Tyler Bollinger, one granddaughter, Shealynn Allison, three great grandsons, Riley Bollinger, Brady Bollinger, and Justin Bollinger, one great granddaughter Alaia Sandoval, one sister, Betty Price and husband Sid, and two brothers, Thomas (Buck) McGee and wife Susie, and Jim McGee and wife Cyrena. He is also survived by his special niece and nephew, Kelley and Gordon Wayne Wyatt, and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send your donation to the John and Linda McGee Scholarship Fund, c/o the Western NM University Foundation, PO Box 1158, Silver City, NM 88062.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for Your Family and Friends", 210 W. College Avenue, silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net

robert hogan rsrRobert H. Hogan Jr. 70 of Silver City, New Mexico, went to be with the Lord Jesus his Savior on Friday on Friday, August 18, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Elizabeth, NJ and graduated from West Virginia University. After working in New Jersey and Florida, in roofing, the construction of skyscrapers and other industrial projects, Mr. Hogan and his wife moved to Silver City, New Mexico in 1990, where he also worked in construction, and later at the Silver City Walmart.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol (Meng) Hogan, NJ and her children who loved and adopted him. He is also survived by his special canine friend, Ruby, his faithful companion.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert Hogan Sr. and his mother Adele Kurzinski.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Calvary Chapel in Silver City, NM at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Joseph Gros and The Rt. Reverend George Conner, presiding bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 1-800-822-6344, Fax 901-578-2805, source code: IIQ170788777.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends", 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061. Phone 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net.

Ramona Vasquez, 85, of Silver City, passed away on August 17, 2017.

No further information is available at this time.

maria leon rsMaria Audelia Lobato Leon, 59, Deming resident passed away Tuesday August 15, 2017 at Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas.Maria Audelia was born May 16, 1958 to Maria Isabel Mendez Pastor and Juan Leon Angeles in Michoacán, Mexico. Maria was a homemaker and a communicant of Saint Ann's Catholic Church. She enjoyed watching her novelas, cooking and gardening.

She is survived by sons, Juan Lobato and wife Gloria of Deming, Alejandro Lobato and wife Leonor of Mexico; daughter, Alicia Lobato and husband Jose Guadalupe Jimenez of Mexico; brothers, Erasmo and Mario Leon Mendez; sisters, Leonor, Esther, Antonia and Silvia Leon Mendez; in laws, Cleofas Lobato and Isabel Lazaro; 6 grandchildren, Charles, Sandra, Alejandra, Jocelyn, Jimmy Lobato and Jose Angel Jimenez.

Maria Audelia is preceded in death by parents, Juan and Maria Isabel Leon and husband, Celedonio Lobato Lazaro.

Services will be in Michoacan, Mexico this week.

M.E. Nancy Salas, 63, formerly of Silver City, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at St. Joseph's University Hospital in Tucson, AZ surrounded by her children and grandson.

Nancy was born on April 13, 1954 to Manuel and Teresa Salas in Santa Rita. Nancy retired from FBMC in 2010. Nancy loved the Denver Broncos and enjoyed watching Saturday night boxing. She had a generous heart and will continue to help as her wish of being a tissue donor was fulfilled. Nancy leaves behind many friends and we all will miss her quirky sense of humor, her wit and her laughter. Heaven has gained a feisty angel.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Liza Miranda; son, Lawrence Castillo; grandson, Gabriel Miranda and her brother Pete.

She was preceded in death by her son Raymond Castillo, her parents, Manuel and Teresa Salas; brothers, Ricardo and Estevan Salas.

The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will be on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at six o'clock in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Officiating will be Deacon Art Gutierrez. The Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, August 25, 2017 at ten o'clock in the morning at Infant Jesus Shrine in Hurley. Officiating will be Father Francisco Diaz. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Gerry and Sherry Klement.

shirley colby rsShirley Ann Colby, 76, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her residence.

She was born December 1, 1940 in Roswell, NM.

Shirley was a lifelong member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority which was an endearing activity to her. She was also an active volunteer as an auxiliary member of the Pink Ladies. She was also an active member of the Town and Country Community Garden Thrift Store.

Shirley had a quick wit that went with her sparkling blue eyes.

She took great enjoyment in cooking for her family and friends and always had a place at the table for their pets.

She is survived by two daughters, Sonya Dixon of Santa Clara; Sherry Dixon of North Carolina, and two grandchildren, Daniel C. Wiggins of Atlanta, GA; Aaron Wiggins of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mark Colby, three brothers, Wayne, Buddy, and Donald Roberson; and one sister, Doris Thomas.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 22 at 6pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Father Paul Moore officiating. 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.

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