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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Oscar C. Benavidez, 89, resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Oscar was born on May 7, 1928 in Rodey, NM to Lorenzo and Juanita Benavidez. Oscar grew up in Hatch, NM where he worked on the family farm, ranch and dairy. He married Natalia Torres on February 17, 1948. Oscar and Natalia made their home in Hurley where he began his career with Kennecott Copper Mine and after 35 years, retired as a foreman at the Refinery, Loading and Casting Department.

Oscar was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He could often be found working in his lush garden, caring for his horses, and enjoying the fresh air from his porch. Oscar was always happy to give gardening tips to whomever would ask, and was sure to send his visitors home with the fresh fruits and vegetables he grew. He had the ingenuity to fix anything that broke and create tools that made his life easier. When he wasn't outdoors, he could be heard playing his twelve string for his wife and family. When Oscar was with family and friends, he never missed an opportunity to make them laugh. His family will miss the stories he shared of his past adventures, which they loved listening to.

Oscar is survived by his daughters, Nora Ann Holguin (Albert), Lovina Sue Polomski, Debra Winborn (Waldo) and Belinda Jane Benavidez; a son, Gary Victor Benavidez (Loretta); 14 grandchildren, Albert Leroy Holguin, Gabriel Anthony Holguin, Joshua Adam Holguin, Gary Victor Benavidez II, Victoria Lee Benavidez, Hydie Cherie Polomski, Jasmine Shel Polomski, Boudica Natashia Polomski, Jeremiah Oscar Benavidez, Shad Kasem Gore, Brenten Isaiah Gore, Tamera Shay Lucero Sweeney, Tashina Laree Lucero, Bria Chantelle Lucero; 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Natalia T. Benavidez; his parents, Lorenzo and Juanita Benavidez; brothers George, David, and Ubaldo; a son-in-law, John Polomski.

Visitation will begin at 6 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Baca's Funeral Chapel, Hwy 180 at Delk Drive in Silver City where Recitation of the Holy Rosary is scheduled for 7 PM. Family and friends will join together to celebrate the Mass of the Christian Burial at 10:30 AM Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Infant Jesus Catholic Shrine, 204 Cortez Avenue in Hurley with Reverend Francisco Diaz officiating. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at 2:30 PM at Garden of Memories Cemetery where he will be laid to rest alongside his wife.

Serving as casket bearers will be Gary Benavidez, Gary Benavidez II, Leroy Holguin, Gabriel Holguin, Joshua Holguin, Shad Gore, Brenten Gore, and Tashina Lucero. Honorary bearers will be Hydie, Jasmine, Boudica, Jeremiah, Victoria, Tamera, and Bria.

The Benavidez Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchpaelslascruces.com

Charles Owens, 83, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his residence.

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

joe camacho rsJoseph David Camacho, 47, a resident of Lordsburg, NM entered eternal rest Friday, February 2, 2018 in Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.

He was born January 15, 1971 in Lordsburg, NM to Robert M. and Frances Martinez Camacho.

He is survived by two brothers, Longino Camacho(Rose) of Las Cruces, NM; Frank Camacho (Tammy) of Lordsburg; three sisters, Belinda Chavez (Edward) of Lordsburg; Anna Estrada (Dennis) of Lordsburg; Patsy Camacho (Eddie) of Lordsburg; brother-in-law, Hector Quintana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert "Bobby" Camacho; one sister, Irene Quintana.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, February 24 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel in Lordsburg, NM.

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.

Robert Gair, 95, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his residence.

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

Edith L. Dominguez, 65, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Friday, February 16, 2018 at The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus in El Paso, TX.

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

Paula Camarillo, 63, a resident of Columbus, NM entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her residence.

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

molly arias rsMolly Alirez Serna Arias, 77, of went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 15, 2018 after a lengthy illness.

Molly was born on August 11, 1940 in Silver City to Juan M. Serna and Lorenza A. Kirker. She was a sweet soul who cared dearly about her family and her faith in God. Molly lived in Grant County all of her life. She will be missed by her family and by those who had the privilege to know her and be touched by her kindness.

Molly is survived by her sons, Michael Rodriguez of Silver City and David Arias of Santa Clara; a brother, Ray Serna of Irvine, CA; granddaughter, Eileen Arias (Rudy Garcia) of Houston, TX. and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan M. Serna and Lorenza A. Kirker; spouse, Eddie M. Arias.

Visitation will be on Monday, February 19, 2018 at five o'clock in the evening and the Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at six o'clock in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Officiating is Deacon Richard Rodriguez. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at ten o'clock in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Santa Clara. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Robert L.Becerra.

Robert A Treviso, 60, a resident of Colorado Springs, CO (formerly of Silver City) entered eternal rest Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Colorado.

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

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