May 6, 2018 Bryan Pottratz, 60, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born November 8, 1957 in Oceanside, CA, eldest son of Tom and June Pottratz.
Bryan lived in Atlanta, GA for 23 years, working as an independent art dealer before moving to Silver City, NW in 2009. In recent years, he served his community in Grant County, NM as a clinical mental health counselor (LPCC), last working for Presbyterian Medical Services in Deming, NM. He loved hiking and enjoyed the wilderness.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Becky Glenn, and his five younger brothers: Bill (Kathy), Scott (Theresa), John (Michele), David (Alison), and Michael (Wendy)
Robert Marvin Hickson, 90, passed away Saturday May 5, 2018 at Sunshine Haven in Lordsburg.
Services are pending.
Marsha Edwards, 67, of Deming, NM was granted her angel wings on Thursday, May 3, 2018, after a short second battle with cancer. She spent her final days in her home surrounded by family and friends that she had loved throughout her life.
Marsha was born in Detroit Lakes, MN to Bruce and Vivian Biddick. She was raised in Lakefield, MN and later moved to Uvalde, TX with her parents and siblings.
While in Uvalde, she met and married Roger Miller. His Border Patrol career brought them to Deming where they started a family and made many friends. Their two children, Heather and Patrick, were raised in Deming. After the marriage ended she continued to live in Deming and work at Deming Dental Services where she was well known to many patients.
Francisco Hernandez, 24, formerly of Deming passed away Tuesday May 1, 2018 at his home in Albuquerque.
Francisco was born January 4, 1994 to Maria Inez Gonzalez Moncada and Francisco Hernandez in Deming. He was a 2012 graduate of Deming High School and communicant of the Catholic Church. Francisco currently was employed with UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.
Carlos Medina, 46, of Silver City passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 at five o'clock in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at six o'clock with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at eight-thirty in the morning at Infant Jesus Shrine in Hurley with Father Francisco Diaz officiating. Concluding services and burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Anthony Nanez, Frankie Ramirez IV, Miguel Hernandez, Joey Lopez, Gabriel "Snuffy" Ortega, Artie Sanchez and Ceaser Jimenez. Honorary pallbearers will be Jose Jimenez, Scott Bynum, Arthur Luna, John Martinez, Senator Howie Morales and Robbie Ortega.
Maria Teresa Barba, 69, Deming resident passed away Saturday April 28, 2018 in Aurora, Colorado.
Maria Teresa was born August 15, 1948 to Enedina Varela and Pedro Barba in Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico. She had been a longtime resident of Deming having moved here from Palomas 40 years ago.
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