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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Norma "Carol" Reese, 84, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Friday, January 19, 2018 at Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

juan mariscal rsJuan Daniel Mariscal, 30, Deming resident passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Juan was born February 27, 1987 to Francisca Mariscal and Juan Valenzuela in Casa Grande, Arizona. Juan was a lifelong Deming resident and graduated from Deming High School. He was a member of the Templo Nueva Vida and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

Survivors include his parents, Juan and Francisca Valenzuela of Deming; 3 brothers, Jose Miguel, Jose Luis Ruiz and Ricardo Barron and wife Kerena all of Deming; 1 sister, Carmen Ruiz of Deming; grandmother, Ofelia Placentia of Casa Grande, AZ; aunt, Candida Ruiz of Deming; extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ricardo Barron, Jose Valenzuela, Luis Ruiz, Ruben Rodriguez, Mario Ruiz Jr, and Sylvia Savala.

Visitation will be Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 9 o'clock in the morning at Templo Nuevo Vida with a funeral service to follow at 2 o'clock. Pastor Isaac Corral will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Shirley J. McClendon, 91, passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Sierra Health Care Center in T or C.

Arrangements are pending.

Cynthia I. Cremeans, 75, Deming resident passed away Monday January15, 2018 at her home.

Cynthia was born March 5, 1942 in Oxford, England; she was daughter of Stella Evelyn Barrett and Frank James Mitchell. She was a longtime Deming resident and volunteer for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Her church was a very important part of her life, she was a very active member. Cynthia enjoyed to travel, knit and crochet.

She is survived by her sister, Brenda Mitchell of England; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday January 20, 2018 at 11 o’clock in the morning at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Pastor Susan Hutchins officiating. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca’s Mimbres Crematory.

jesus vera rsJesus H. Vera, 88, longtime Deming resident passed away Sunday January 14, 2018 at his home.

Visitation will be Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2018, beginning at 4 o'clock at Baca’s Funeral Chapel where a prayer vigil begins at 6 o’clock led by Irma Jaurequi. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 o’clock Friday morning at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with Father Manuel F. Ibarra, Pastor, officiating.

Jesus was born December 16, 1929 to Concepcion Huerta and Luis Vera in Zacatecas, Mexico. He married Rafaela Muro on June 9, 1949 in Zacatecas. During the Bracero movement Jesus came to work in Luna County at the pig farm and on the Mimbres with the Gunter Ranch. He was a communicant of Saint Ann’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his spouse of 68 years, Rafaela Vera of the home; 4 daughters, Estela Vera of Deming; Rogelia Martinez and husband Salvador, Raquel Vera and husband Jose, Maria Vera all of Phoenix, AZ; 7 sons, Rigo Vera and wife Luz of Deming, Jenaro Vera and wife Julia, Jesus Vera and wife Luz Elva both of Phoenix, Juan Vera of Puerto Penasco, MX, Raul Vera and wife Martha of Phoenix, David Vera and Ruben Vera and wife Corina of Deming; brother, Felipe Vera of Guadalajara, MX; sister, Margarita Vera of Los Angeles, CA; 32 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, extended family members and friends.

Jesus was preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Concepcion Vera; daughter, Luisa Vera Togstad and grandson, Valentin Togstad.

Pallbearers will be Jenaro, Angel, Jorge, Eddie, Salvador Jr., Rigo Jr., David Jr., and Jesus Vera Jr.

Doris Lee Console, 90, Deming resident passed away Saturday January 13, 2018 at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home.

Doris was born January 2, 1928 to Inez D. Ely and Walter V. Whalin in Corona, California.

A memorial service will take place at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

Margaret E. Carlin, 91, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Friday, January 19, 2018 at her residence.

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

lloyd alexanderlloyd alexander 2Lloyd Alexander, 87, a former resident of Silver City, NM, died peacefully on January 7, 2018 in Tucson, AZ. Lloyd was born in 1930 in Pennsylvania. Lloyd is survived by three of his children: Sara, Lloyd, and Richard, numerous grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Although he served in combat in the U.S. Army, Lloyd devoted most of his adult life to peaceful conflict resolution on interpersonal and community levels. He was very active in education and community development. He was quick-witted and always ready to have a laugh. Lloyd was a Taoist, a philosopher, and had a thirst for knowledge that was never sated. He is sorely missed by his family and dear friends.

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