Estella M. Gonzalez, 72, of Tucson, Arizona entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Tucson Medical Center.
Estella was born on October 22, 1945 to Guillermo and Carmen Gonzalez. Estella attended the New Mexico School for the Deaf where she was enrolled at the young age of 7 and went on to graduate.
Terrence K. Pekron, 76, Deming resident passed away Monday March 5, 2018 at Advanced Care Hospital in Las Cruces.
Terrence was born April 15, 1941 to Alphonse and Clara (Block) Pekron in Chicago, Illinois. He served his country honorably in the US Navy and was an Educator for the Deming Public Schools.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara C.Pekron of the home; son, Sean Pekron and wife Gwynne of Woodland Park, Colorado; sisters, Betty Phifer and Judy Ackerman; 6 grandchildren, Kensley,Kellen, Kerris, Kemper, Tristan Pekron and Hali Duran; great-grandchild, River Duran. Preceded in death by parents, Alphonse and Clara Pekro, son, Scott Pekron.
No services will take place as were his wishes. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.
Frederick Gordon Gifford, 77, a longtime resident of Deming passed away Sunday evening, March 4, 2018.
Fred was born October 29, 1940 in Gloversville, New York to Frederick Gordon and Ruth (Johnson) Gifford. He served his country honorably in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer and later came to Deming in 1967 from Thoreau, New Mexico. He was a New Mexico State Police Officer and Sergeant for an accumulative total of 17 years and also served as Luna County Sheriff for 2 terms. Fred then served as Magistrate Court Judge for 16 years from which he retired. In his spare time Fred was a gunsmith, knife maker, and enjoyed woodworking in his shop. Over the course of his life-time, he served the community in a variety of callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is remembered as a man of integrity and lived his life in that manner. One phrase he always liked was "Speech is great, but silence is greater."
John C. Portillo Sr. 75, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, March 5, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.
Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
David C,. Sutherland, 68, Caballo resident passed away Friday March 2, 2018 at his home.
David was born August 14, 1949 to Wanda Dawson and Harry Sutherland in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to Caballo in 2001 coming from Arizona. David worked for 26 years as an automotive technician for General Motors and was also a member of the alumni club. His hobbies were wood working, fishing, motorcycle riding and his favorite pastime was his garage.
Elena Gonzales Cisneros, 83, a resident of Arenas Valley, NM entered eternal rest Friday, March 2,2018 at her residence.
She was born November 29, 1934 in Terrero, NM to Cristino and Margarita Estevane Gonzales.
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