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.
Michael Bright, 51, of Paris, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, from complications of cancer.
Michael was born in Pomona, Calif., on May 29, 1966. He graduated from Prairieland High School in 1984 and attended Paris Junior College and North Texas State University.
He is survived by his father, Harry Bright (Frances) of Silver City; his mother, Nancy Renfro of Paris; and his sister, Cherie Floyd (Austin) of Portage, Mich.
There will be a Graveside Service for Michael at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15.
Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for Your Family and Friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City. Phone 575-388-1911.
Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net.
With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Rosa L. Macenez, 97, of Bayard on Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was surrounded by family at the Silver City Care Center. We would like to thank everyone who treated her with compassion in her care, which at times, went beyond expectations. It will always be appreciated.
Rosa was born on December 23, 1919 to Ventura and Josefina Lemus in Jerome, Arizona. Rosa was a devout Catholic and her faith never wavered, even at the worst times in her illness. She looked forward to meeting the Lord and seeing her "golden child", Louie. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them when they would come to visit. She seemed to forget the pain and would "perk up". Rosa will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Rosa is survived by her sons, Freddy and Bobby Castillo, Joey Macenez; daughters, Josie Mackessy and Margaret Moyer; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Louie Castillo and husband Jose Macenez.
Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels. A Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at ten o'clock in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Officiating will be Father Abraham Solis. Serving as a pallbearer will be Rosa's grandson, David Duran.
Angelita Carbajal Garcia, "Angie", 83, a longtime resident of Deming passed away Friday September 8, 2017 at her home.
Angie was born March 30, 1934 in Rincon, New Mexico to Adolfo and Margarita (Perez) Carbajal. She came to Deming with her family in 1950 from Hatch and worked in the Deming Public Schools Cafeteria for 30 years from which she retired. Angie also worked at in the Mimbres Hospital cafeteria for almost 20 years. She loved dancing, cooking and being with all her family. Angie enjoyed working puzzles, crossword, watching her novelas, and when it came to green chile, she only wanted the hottest available. Her family remembers her as being a fun loving and giving person whose good humor will always be remembered. Angelita was a member of the League of Sacred Heart of St. Ann Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children, Andy Garcia (Pauline) of Deming, Ernestina Jimenez (Frank M.) of Lordsburg, Lupe Arredondo (Sam) of Tucson, AZ, and Esperanza Sanchez of Deming; her special niece, Rosa Martinez of Deming who was her caregiver; 22 grandchildren, Toni, Stefanie, Jason, Anna, Alyssa, Vicente, Tanya, Salvador, Michael, Julie, Lisa, Frankie, Anthony, Cynthia, Narciso, Timmy, Bonnie, Sammy Jr., Barbara, Benji, Angela, and Jesus; 74 great grandchildren and 29 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 children, Tony Garcia and Mary Ann Garcia, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
Visitation will begin Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Baca's Funeral Chapel where a prayer vigil will be that evening at 7 to be led by Cristina Milo. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday morning at 10 at St. Ann Catholic Church with Fr. Alejandro Reyes officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jesus Sanchez, Jason Garcia, Frank Jimenez Jr., Anthony Jimenez, Kevin Pope and Timothy Arredondo. Honorary bearers are her remaining grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Virginia Ruth Scott Vanlaningham, 101, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Sunset Vista, Silver City, NM. A Graveside Service will be held at Mesa Cemetery, in Gila, NM on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:00am.
She was born September 5, 1915 in the old Cliff Hotel, Cliff, New Mexico to John Rolla Scott and Rebecca Elizabeth Scott (Nee Slate). She was their only child. After graduating from Cliff High School in 1934, she married Keith Norman Vanlaningham on May 18, 1935. From 1936 until 1942 Virginia and Keith lived in the mining town of Mogollon New, Mexico. In 1945 they bought their home near Cliff.
During World War II, she and Keith worked in the San Pedro, California shipyards building ice breakers that greatly helped the war effort. She took over the Cliff School bus run after Keith suffered a heart attack in 1952 and decided to retire due to health concerns in 1958. Virginia continued until her retirement for a total of 41 years. She lived through World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War, and the longest war in America’s history, the current war in the Middle East.
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