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liverman 02 jpgBilly Gray (Tuff) Liverman was born June 10, 1950 in Silver City, NM. He passed away on April 13, 2019 in Las Cruces, NM. Bill lived most of his life in Colorado and New Mexico. He worked various jobs in the oilfield and on ranches. He loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing. He loved his family. He moved to Buckhorn, NM in 2009 to be with family and spend time with his long-time cousin and good friend, Doug Reeves. He enjoyed his last years on the family homestead. He lived life his way and will be missed by all who knew him. He leaves behind his wife, Glenda Liverman and children Billie Nix, Jolie Graft, and Clifford Liverman.  Grandchildren are Sarah, Rachel, Arrick, Xander Rowdy, Sam, and Tyler; great grandchildren are Hasleigh and Killian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Van and Lorene Liverman; one brother, Donnie Ray Liverman. Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapel and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

Billy Liverman, 68, a resident of Buckhorn, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

terrazas03Teresa “Tita” Terrazas, 48, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the family residents surrounded by her loved ones. She was born February 23, 1971 to Carlos and Hilda (Rodriguez) Terrazas. She fought her battle with cancer until the very end. Teresa loved with everything she had. Her children and grandson were her pride and joy. Teresa loved spending time with her family and friends. She always wanted to make everyone laugh and feel welcomed. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend that will be greatly missed. She is survived by her parents, one son Cruz Terrazas and companion Desiree, one daughter Viviana Terrazas, grandson C.J. Terrazas of Bayard, NM; three brothers, Carlos Terrazas Jr. (Gladys) of Avondale, AZ, David Terrazas (Doris) of Santa Clara, NM and Robert Terrazas (Susie) of Hurley, NM; three goddaughters, Jessica Sauceda, Tiffany and Ashley Nunez and one godson Fabian Quintana and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Jose and Josefina Rodriguez.

castanon 02Juan M. Castañon Jr., 64, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born December 8, 1954 in Silver City, NM to Juan S. Castañon Sr. and Bonifacia Martinez Castañon. Juan retired from the Forest Service after 20 years of service.  He was a car racer until 2000 at which time he won his race in his ’67 Camaro. He loved to do mechanical work on cars. He was an avid Barret Jackson and Street Outlaws car show movies. He was also an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings since 1970. As far as education he had a BS in Computer Science at Western and New Mexico State. He was President of Mecha & El Centro de Cultura de Raza. President of Chicano Chamber of Commerce. Member of Grant Health Council 2005-2015. He passionately participated in handicap access at Western and the Forest Service. Juan loved to hunt until his health deteriorated. His final hunt was in 2010 when he got his 5x5 elk. He had a love for sci-fi movies, and all types of music and when he attended New Mexico State he was an avid concert goer. He was a proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

valenica 01Edward F. Valencia, 79, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1939 in Santa Rita, NM to Jesus Valencia and Andrea Flores Valencia. He is survived by five brothers, Paul, Michael, Rick, George, and John Valencia; three sisters, Modesta Dominguez, Delia Morales, and Helen Salaiz. He was preceded in death by his parents. The holy rosary will be recited by Deacon Art Gutierrez on Saturday, April 13 at 9am at Terrazas Funeral Chapels. Memorial Mass will follow at 10am at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Robert Becerra officiating.  

wuthrich copyJudith Lucille Wuthrich
b. May 28, 1963
d. April 3, 2019
Judith Wuthrich died after a lengthy illness and was buried on April 5, 2019 at La Puerta Natural Burial Ground near Belen, NM. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Ann Wuthrich of Wood River, IL. as well as four sisters, three brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alex Leyba, 66, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Gila Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

carrasco 03Sarah Polanco Carrasco, 73, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Wilcox, AZ. She was born April 20,1945 in Silver City, NM to Feliciano S. Polanco and Elvira Mendoza Polanco. Sarah married her true love Robert in August of 1967 (51 years) and together they raised their children in Silver City, NM. Sarah was employed by the Silver School District in 1980 as a Teacher’s Assistant. She started her career in the Bilingual Department then moved to Special Education where she retired in 2005. Sarah was always on the go; with her hair in place, well dressed clothes and matching accessories. She was off to visit relatives and friends without ever forgetting to stop by the Casino which was one of her favorite things to do. Sarah was well known for her cooking and baking; her specialties were Galletas, Biscochitos and her miracle healing Atole. She also loved to crochet, read, and watch her children and grandchildren play sports. Most important, Sarah was a strong independent woman who lived by her faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, relative and friend. A true servant of God. She always put others before herself by lending a helping hand to those in need without expecting anything in return. She lived her life to the fullest and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

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