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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Albert T. Seeger, resident of Deming passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces.

Arrangements are pending.

bob bonjione rsRobert Charles Bonjione, known to many as "Bob", passed away on December 1, 2017 at the age of 60. He was a one-of-a-kind father, son, brother, uncle, and friend.

Bob was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 21, 1956 to Virginia Quarenbush and Anthony Bonjione. He moved to Deming, New Mexico in 1988 and made the town his permanent home ever since. Bob was a simple man who marched to the beat of his own drum. He will be remembered by many for his sharp sense of humor, generosity to family and friends, and his loving, carefree and kind attitude.

Bob's love for cars and motorcycles led him to a lifelong career as a talented auto mechanic; it was almost impossible to bring something to Bob that could not be fixed with a little elbow grease and humor. He enjoyed motorcycle racing, karaoke, and bringing joy and laughter to anyone and everyone he interacted with, no matter what the circumstance.

Bob is survived by his daughter Amy Bonjione of Jacksonville, FL; daughter Deanna Bonjione Liu and her husband Tony Liu of Allen, TX; brother Anthony Bonjione and his wife Debbie of Long Valley, NJ; sister Beverly Basile of Manakawkin, NJ; and sister Diane Whorton of Junction City, KS. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends who are his extended family, and three fur babies, Penny Lane, Cinnamon, and Shadow Man.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brothers Dominic, Harold, and Pat, and sisters June and Joan.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 11am on Friday, December 8, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Granite St. in Deming, NM. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

margarita sanchez rsMargarita V. Sanchez, 78 years old from Deming, New Mexico went to be with the Lord in the presence of her family and loved ones on November 30, 2017.

Margarita was born in Ascención, Chihuahua on Oct. 13, 1939 to her parents Jose Isidro+ and Edelmira+ (Aragon) Varela from Ascención, Chihuahua. Margarita married Carlos D. Sanchez+ from Deming, New Mexico in 1958. Margarita enjoyed raising her five daughters, traveling, sewing, gardening and crocheting. Margarita was also an avid fan of the Arizona Diamond Backs. Margarita was a joyful, generous, and loving person. She was always willing to help her friends and family.

Margarita had six siblings, Luz Ester Ogaz, Manuel Varela+, Miguel Varela+, Virtudes Amaya, Raul Varela and Maria de Los Angeles Pereyra. Margarita had five daughters, which consist of Olivia Cortez (Mario), Elsa S. Morales+, Juanita Zapata (José), Sandra Hernandez and Rosario V. Sanchez. She had several grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

We will dearly miss our mother; her memories will always be in our heart.

Please join us in celebrating her life at CitiLife Church with Pastor Cesar Chavez officiating on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CitiLife Church is located at 1200 E. Pear, Deming, NM 88030. Inurnment will take place immediately following the service.

josephine lowe rsJosephine Cifarelli Lowe, 90, of Silver City, NM passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Silver City Care Center.

She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Valentines Day, 1927. She was a first generation American, born to European immigrants, Guiseppe "Joseph" Cifarelli (Italy) and Gertrude Schmidt (Germany).

Josephine was orphaned at 3 years of age and was raised at St. Mary's Academy in Silver City, New Mexico.

Josephine was the widow of Boyd "Cookie" Lowe.

She is survived by her son, Russell Lowe of Silver City, NM, her daughter and son in law, Vicky and Charles Hawman and her grandchildren, Cody and Teresa Hawman and Breann Hawman, all of Durango, CO.

A memorial service is to be held at a future date.

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 http://www.brightfuneral.net/

David Bruce Bruton, 74, of Gila, New Mexico passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Services are pending.

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

Edison Freeland 63 of Lordsburg, NM passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center. A private burial will be held in Gallup, NM.

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

Rose Marie Draelos, 85 formerly of Silver City, NM passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Metairie Louisiana. A Graveside Service was held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Memory Lane Cemetery.

Bright Funeral Home was 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

Harold Wayne Welburn 89 of Gila, New Mexico passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his residence. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gila, NM at 10:00 am. Mr. Welburn will lie-in-state at the church from 9:00am to 10:00am. Bishop Esker Mayberry will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila, NM.

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.

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