Simon C. Villanueva, 75, of Hurley, passed away early morning on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family after fighting a long hard battle with cancer.
Simon was born on October 28, 1942 in La Paz, San Luis Poto Si, Mexico to Casiano and Maria Cortez Villanueva. Simon was well known in the community as a very loving and caring man, all who knew him, knew that his family was his pride and joy. Simon had worked for UV Industries for many years and had also worked for and retired after 20 years of service with The Town of Silver City. Simon enjoyed his morning cup of coffee and listening to his favorite Spanish music. One of his biggest joys was to go to Deming every Saturday to the flea market and visiting with everyone he could. Simon will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Emma Dominguez Villanueva, one son, Raul Villanueva and wife Stacey; daughter, Lupe Ochoa and husband Rogelio;a son, Simon Villanueva Jr.; four brothers, Ricardo and wife Irene, Pedro, Marcy Villanueva and wife Viola all of Las Vegas, NV, Armando Villanueva and wife Margarita of Amarillo, TX; two sisters, Isabel Villanueva and husband Jose, Alice Villanueva and husband Steve both of Borger, TX. Also surviving Simon are seven grandchildren, Celeste, Kanisha, Sarah, Emmanie, Alexys, Raul Jr., and Aaden Villanueva; four great-grandchildren, Aaliyah and Zayliana Carbajal, Hunter Villanueva and Keilani Barragan; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Casiano and Maria; two brothers, Jose and Roberto, a sister, Juana Villanueva and a nephew Jose Villanueva Jr.
Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at two o'clock in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Officiating will be Jimmy Lopez.
Rosemarie "Rosie" as she was known to everyone, 34, of Silver City passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017.
Rosie was born on February 22, 1983 to Ismael Rosales and Mary Helen Casillas in Scottsdale, AZ. She attended Silver High School and had many good friends. Rosie loved her children very much and liked to spend time with them and her family. She loved to dance and have a good time and always helping people. Rosie will be missed by her family and friends.
Rosie is survived by her children, Adrianna Delgado, Angel Rosales and Joseph Rosales Montoya; her parents, Ismael Rosales and Mary Rosales; brother, Javier Rosales (Sandy); sisters, Betty Cordova (Albert) and Josie Villagran (Mario); step sister, Ashley; nieces, Jasmine and Julianna; nephews, Julian, Kingston, Jeremiah, Jonathan and Joseph. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Ramona Casillas.
The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at six o'clock in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City, led by Deacon Richard Rodriguez. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Friday, July 14, 2017 at ten o'clock in the morning at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Deming. Concluding services and burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Officiating will be Father Manuel Ibarra. Serving as pallbearers will be, Mark Gomez, Jason Montoya, Sam Clemens, Julian Rosales, Javier Rosales, Benji Jimenez and Mario Villagran.
Lorraine "Lulu" Salazar, 69, lost her battle with her illness and has gone home to the Lord on Friday, July 7, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.
Lorraine was born in Silver City, NM to Ofelia Salazar.
Lorraine attended Silver High School in which she participated in Volleyball and was a Majorette. She attended Western New Mexico University and graduated with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Counseling.
She volunteered at the Gospel Mission before her illness took a toll on her. Lorraine loved tending to her garden, especially her herbs. For the last 25 years she tended to her mother whom she loved with all her heart. She was a very loving, giving, and compassionate person. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
She is survived by her Mom Ofelia Salazar, her loving cats, Sisco, Colonel, and Sisca, Aunts Rosie Pedraza, Mary Madrid, Goddaughters Yvonne Arzola and Diane Sanchez, Cousins Ramona (Rick) Munoz, Genaro (Priscilla) Pedraza Jr, Rosalie (Larry) Rios, Robert Pedraza, very special cousin Mario (Melva) Quintana, Very special friend Leona Ogas, and many friends whom she considered family.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Consuelo and Antonio Remigio, Uncles Charley Salazar and Alex Madrid Sr, Aunt Mary Helen Remigio, Cousins Alex (Sonny Boy) Madrid, Danny Ray Madrid, and David Madrid.
Rosary will be recited Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM at Bright Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Silver City, NM. Interment to follow at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mario Quintana, Antonio Garcia, Mario Garcia, Freddy Fernandez, Robert Pedraza, Roland Madrid and Leona Ogas.
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 http://www.brightfuneral.net/
Dorsey "Dick" Richard Smith 85, of Silver City, New Mexico went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. A Memorial Service will be held at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. A Private Burial will be held at a later date.
He was born in Breezewood, Pennsylvania on a farm Dec. 1931, the son of the late Dorsey W. Smith and Katherine B. Foor.
Dorsey graduated from Everett High School where he played football. After High School, he spent four years in the Air Force and then was in the Army National Guard. He left with an honorable discharge.
In 1963, he joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission, in 1975 he married wife Kathy. During that time, he was a football official and certified Ski Instructor.
In 1988, he retired and moved to Silver City, NM.
He was involed in the Southwest Horseman's Association. He always loved his job as a Game Warden and spent a lot of time hunting and being outdoors.
He attended First Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife Kathy of 43 years, his loyal buddies KD and Tide, one son Michael Richard Smith and one granddaughter Amanda Smith, two sisters Barbara McClain (Blair) Carlisle, PA and Virginia LeVan (Geary) Everett, PA. He had many outstanding nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son Jeffrey Lee Smith and one sister Louise Gump.
Family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to First Baptist Church, 2300 N. Swan Street, Silver City, New Mexico 88061.
Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care", 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061, 575-388-1911.
Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net
Frederick (Fred) Thomas, Jr., 88, of Mimbres, entered eternal rest at the VA Hospital in San Diego, CA on July 8, 2017.
Born to Frederick J. Thomas, Sr. and Agnes Benedict Thomas in Santa Rita on November 9, 1928.
Fred was a proud Marine Corps WWII veteran, a loving father, a devoted husband to Ann, and a good friend to many. He had a tender heart, a sweet smile, and deep faith.
He is survived by his brother Randy Rustin of Albuquerque; daughter Renee Robinson Sievert and her husband Seymour of San Diego; son Tracy Thomas and his wife Robin and grandson Fred Thomas IV of Mimbres; sister-in-law Debbie Brigadier; nieces Colleen & Chrissy (Johnson), Dawn & Cheryl (Rustin), and grand nieces and nephews. Lillian Medina of Bayard, NM is also considered a beloved family member.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ann (Johnson) Thomas and his nephew James Rustin.
Special thanks to Ivy Sharilin Rogers for her caretaking of Fred in his Mimbres home. Her family became extended family to Fred, which continues to be appreciated.
Two services will be held on Thursday, July 13 at 5:00 pm at the Mimbres LDS church, where he was a member.
Visitation will be Friday July 14 from 12 - 1pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the funeral service to commence at 1 pm with Dr. Gilbert Arizaga officiating. Concluding service an interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Fred Thomas IV, Seymour Sievert, Lester Rogers and Fred Barraza. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the High Desert Humane Society and Animal Shelter, 3050 S. Cougar Way, Silver City, NM 88061. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.
To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
Frederick "Fred" Thomas Jr., 88, a resident of Mimbres, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, July 8, 2017 at VA Hospital in San Diego, CA. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
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