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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Vella Mae Harshbarger, 87, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Monday, September 18, 2017 at her residence.

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

Charles Mann, 69, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

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

Stella G. Legarda, 48, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

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

Vella Mae Harshberger, 87, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Monday, September 18, 2017 at her residence.

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

The Lord has called Maria Dolores Stapleton to her home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 53.

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

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.

The Hernandez babies have gone with their guardian angel to their eternity home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

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

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.

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