Effie Beatrice “Bea” Murphy, 97, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 in Taylor, Arizona. A Graveside Service will be held at Memory Lane Cemetery on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00 am.
Bea was born September 2, 1921 in Bell County, Texas. She married Durwood Murphy in September, they were married 57 years. She was preceeded in death by her parents, her husband Durwood Murphy, two daughters Billy Marie Murphy, Dela Jo Greenwood, and one grandson Dean Greenwood. She had ten brothers and sisters. They moved to Grant County where she ran the kitchen in the bowling alley. She bowled on a bowling league for many years traveling all across the country and went on to own and operate the Pennington Café in Bayard, NM where they were known for their Mexican food and hamburgers. They retired and moved to Cliff, NM.
Miguel “Mike” G. Barajas, 90, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Monday, October 15, 2018 at Casa Bella Assisted Living in Las Cruces, NM. Arrangements are pending at Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
Norene E. Henderson Beaty, 86, a resident of Glenwood, NM entered peaceful sleep Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara, NM. She was born January 20, 1932 in Arrey, NM to Eugene M. Henderson and Jewell A. McGuffin. She graduated from Hot Springs High in 1950. She was a homemaker that created wonderful crochet, needle work and wood art. Her husband, of 53 years, was a truck driver, so she traveled many miles as his companion and partner driver. She and her family lived in T or C until 1969 when they moved to Wills Point, Tx. She lived in Wills Point for many years, after her husband’s death she moved to Glenwood, NM to be nearer her family. She was a quiet country girl at heart and loved New Mexico.
Gerald Wujcik, 69, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.
J.D. Jenkins, age 71, of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018. J.D. was born January 27, 1947 in Washington, DC, as the only child of the late Glen and the late Eleanor Jenkins. At an early age, his family moved to a farm in Bedford, Virginia where he grew up. J.D. graduated from Purdue University and pursued careers in agricultural sales, computing, and online marketing. J.D. also enjoyed classical music and working for the Grant County Beat posting news releases, comics, obituaries, and other news items. JD was wonderful friend to GCB founder Mary Alice Murphy, and GCB webmaster Toolie Garner. He will be sorely missed.
Christopher Jay Calvin, 56, was born in Fairfax, Missouri, on October 30,1961 and died in Silver City New Mexico, September 19, 2018. Chris was a Navy Veteran, AQ3 Petty Officer 3rd class, Aviation Structural Mechanic maintaining all aircraft main and auxiliary hydraulic power systems, actuating subsystems and landing gear. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in February 1982. Chris is survived by his mother Jerrianne Stites Jones of Silver City, who will always love and cherish him and who is grateful for his life and his love. Chris enjoyed life experiences. After leaving the Navy he decided to take the GED test. He walked into the office and 30 minutes later walked out with the GED, having scored 99% in every category. He continued his education with several semesters at the college level. He was passionate about music, played the guitar, and was employed for a number of years by a concert company in Phoenix which managed most of the touring band venues for the area. Chris was able to hear first-hand the interesting lives of many of his favorite musicians. For many years Chris bought and sold mineral specimens at area swap meets where he was in his element as there would be many people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences with whom he conversed with at length. He possessed a keen wit, an extensive vocabulary (he would read dictionaries) and excellent writing and speaking skills, and assembling a library of all things World War II, airplanes, art music of the 60's and 70's, sports, 50's cars, TV programs Top Gear and Mythbusters, owning just the right tool for the job, an avid tennis player---Chris' interests were broad. He pushed his computers to greater and greater extremes to create original works of art. He wore his favorite turquoise rings and bracelet, wore his wild, curly long hair with pride, most likely in protest to his parents’ choice of "buzz cuts" in early childhood, and sported a wild, long grizzled beard.
Trinidad C. “Jorge” Tovar, 69, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, September 24, 2018 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. He was born in Mexico on October 16,1948 to Esther Tovar. Jorge enjoyed being around his love of his life Diana and his family. He enjoyed gardening. At one time, he liked riding his bike. He also enjoyed going out to dinner, BBQ and dancing at the Brown Derby. He could talk up a storm with anyone that listened or with friends. He worked various jobs, plumber’s helper, a dishwasher and helped build rock walls.
Lois J. Hartman Gadberry Carson, 90, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Assisted Living in Santa Clara, NM. She was born October 6, 1927 in Seattle, WA to Leonard K. Hartman and Mary Krom. She is survived by one son, Erik Gadberry and wife Vicki of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Earl R. Carson, one brother, James Hartman. She was laid to rest with her husband on Tuesday, October 2 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
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