Velia J. Smith, 94, formerly of Silver City passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 after medical complications due to dementia. She died at her daughter's residence.
Velia was born on January 4, 1923 to Miguel P. Jaquez and Romalda Saucedo Jaquez in Miami, Arizona.She was a member of the St. Francis Newman Center and an active participant at church and prayer groups. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and many friends. Velia especially loved that in her 90's she was still independent and strong. She will be remembered by her children and grandchildren as a hard worker, honest and firm, but loving and including our spouses. Velia loved to encourage her children and grandchildren to do well in school to go as far as could, because she loved school and was not able to complete her education.
Velia is survived by her daughter Belinda Acosta (Henry Castillo); son, George Acosta (Cecilia); sister, Avilia Montes; sister-in-law, Otilia Jaquez; grandchildren; Joe Acosta, Kenny Padilla, Keith Rojas, Kristina Buffalo and their families; Gerardo M. Rojas, Mona Crum, Lorenzo Rivera, Jeremy Rivera and their families. She is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Tina Chavez and Joe Maldonado. Velia had a special fondness for her granddaughter, Mona Crum and granddaughter-in law, Cynthia Acosta. She was grateful for their assistance and sometimes providing meals when she was in Silver City.
Velia was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gilbert and Raul Jaquez; husband(s), Joe M. Acosta, the father of her children and Lloyd Smith; an infant son, Fred Acosta; daughter, Corinne Rivera; grandson, Fredrick George Acosta.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at nine o'clock in the morning at St. Francis Newman Center. The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at ten o'clock and the Funeral Liturgy at ten-thirty in the morning. Officiating will be Father Jaroslaw Jowacki.
Richard "Dick" R. Loya, 80, a resident of Quemado, NM entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Providence Memorial Center in El Paso, TX.
Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
Virginia R. Vanlaningham, 101, of Cliff, New Mexico passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Sunset Vista. 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 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net
Barbara “Bobbi” R. Jameson, 69 of Silver City, New Mexico passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. 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 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net
Eleanor Maxine Brumbach, age 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Reno, Nevada.
She was born December 21, 1928 in Reserve, New Mexico to John Duncan Fraser and Ola McCarty Fraser. She grew up in Reserve, New Mexico and Silver City, New Mexico.
Eleanor married Hal Raymond Brumbach on January 14, 1954 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After moving with her husband to various Air Force Bases, they settled in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1964. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2011.
Eleanor loved being a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed caring for her yard, planting flowers and mowing the lawn (as recently as last summer). She loved road trips, family reunions and taking her little dog to Starbucks for a "Pup-achino”. She will be remembered for her kindness, selflessness and for her love of family.
Eleanor is survived by her son, Jeff (Susie) Brumbach of Lake Tahoe, NV; two daughters: Traci McCarty of Ranger, TX; Tamara Marx of Las Vegas, NV; ten grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a brother, John Duncan Fraser II of Tucson, AZ. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Rogers, Margaret Edna (Peggy) Pobar, Lillian Duncan Wilson and Catherine Elizabeth Hedges.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1:20 p.m. at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, NV.
Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, she would appreciate donations made to: In Touch Ministries, The Salvation Army or Samaritan's Purse.
Rosa "Rose" Lascano Zapata, 99, a resident of Bayard, New Mexico, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, August 24, 2017. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family at the Silver City Care Center in Silver City, New Mexico. She had only been a resident there for the past five months.
She was born in Mogollon, New Mexico on January 5, 1918 to Francesca Lascano and Ysidoro Zapata.
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