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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

tom flores rsThomas Herman Flores, 54, Deming resident passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

lulu chavez rsLourdes "Lulu" Antonia Chavez, 82, of Santa Rita entered eternal rest on September 14, 2017.

Mrs. Chavez was born on June 13, 1935 to Tomas Perez &Dolores Lara Sandoval. She was united in marriage to Tomas J. Chavez. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2010. They were married for 59 blissful years.She was a devoted wife and a loving mother of twelve children. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She loved everyone and was always filled with faith and love. She was a woman with the heart of an angel.

stella legarda rsStella G. Legarda, 48, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

She was born October 21, 1968 in Silver City, NM to Sammy R. Gonzales Sr. and Rosie Pas.

Stella owned and operated Little Nisha's Restaurant in Bayard, NM.

She is survived by her husband, Frankie of the family home; her father, Sammy R. Gonzales Sr. of Las Cruces, NM; five sons, Eric Legarda, Johnny Ray Palomarez, Frankie Legarda Jr., Sammy Garcia all Santa Clara; and Eric Armendariz of Bayard; five daughters, Tanisha Legarda of Santa Clara; Robin Arellin of Bayard; Brittney Vigil of Arenas Valley; Naomi and Maria Legarda of Silver City; nine grandchildren, Lillianna Lamoreaux, Izaiah, Cameron and Jasmine Olivas, Ivan Carrasco, Izzy Rodriguez, Shane and Justine Spears, Ariana Legarda; one brother, Sammy Gonzales Jr. of Las Cruces; four sisters, Lisa Campbell (Anthony) of Las Cruces; Mary Marin (Steven) of Las Vegas, NV; Rosie Fisher (Ryan) of Monterey, CA; Lupe Vigil of Silver City; her extended family, Julian and Mary J. Arellin of Arenas Valley; maternal grandmother, Lupe Pas and Aunt Ernestina Pas of Arenas Valley and many other aunts and uncles; paternal grandparents, Claro and Helen Gonzales of Hurley; father-in-law, Salvador B. Legarda of Ft. Bayard; twenty nieces and nephews, Marissa, Joseph and Victoria Kirker, Rebecca, Samantha Gonzales, Steven Jr. (godson), Nathan Marin, Chris, Carlos, Romeo, Taven and Zayden Vigil and many other loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosie Pas; her daughter, Angela Arellin; and brother-in-law, Chris Vigil.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Sunday, September 24th at 4pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Deacon Bill Holguin 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.

Charles Mann, 69, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

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

Stella G. Legarda, 48, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

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

Vella Mae Harshberger, 87, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Monday, September 18, 2017 at her residence.

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

The Lord has called Maria Dolores Stapleton to her home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 53.

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

Suzette A. Burkhardt, 69, Deming resident passed away Tuesday September 12, 2017 at her home.

No services will take place as were her wishes. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca’s Mimbres Crematory.

Suzette was born November 6, 1947 to Howard F. MacDonald and Monique (Gheysens) MacDonald in Worcester, MA.

Her family moved from Worcester to West Boylston, MA in 1962 where she graduated from high school in 1965.

She married Wayne W. Burkhardt in 1967 in Worcester and graduated from Worcester State Teachers College in 1969. During her first year of teaching in Auburn, MA, she began a two-year battle with Optic Neuritis which ultimately left her blind.

This didn’t stop her from learning to knit and crochet and pursue a passion for cooking. When they moved to North Brookfield, MA in 1976, she aggressively became a passionate gardener creating a beautiful landscape where she and Wayne had pet goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, and cats.

She was active in church activities and the community as a member and chairperson of the Haston Public Library committee. When they retired in 2000 to care for elderly relatives and moved to Deming, she again applied her gardening skills to the yard with great success.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother and leaves her husband, Wayne, a brother, Mickael G. MacDonald of Upton, MA; niece, Kerrie Harper of Upton, MA and nephew, Shawn MacDonald of Uxbridge, MA.

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