Jean Alvarez Yandell went to be with her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on November 23, 2017. She was 72 years in age.
A viewing will be held at Baca's Funeral Chapel in Deming, NM on November 28, 2017 from 3-7 p.m., with further notice being given to lay Jean to rest in Lordsburg, NM. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.
Jean, also known as "Maria Eugenia" or "Tachuela," was born to Ramon Sr. and Clara Potter Alvarez on March 24, 1945 in Lordsburg, NM and a longtime resident of Deming, NM. She was one of fourteen siblings. Jean was very fond of her family and friends. She had a heart of gold. Seeing her family content was what Jean thrived for. Jean was a homemaker for many years and an avid cook. She was best known for her specialties in baking and Mexican foods. A very strong-minded lady and her many humorous moments, are what leave very special memories of Jean behind. Seeing people sadly was never an option for Jean. The biggest and most cherish able hobbies for Jean were the many family gatherings and "Ching, Chings" at the casinos. The dream of her life was to win the lottery and pay everyone's debts and take her brothers and sisters to Las Vegas.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Ramon Sr. and Clara, brothers, Felipe, Amado, Ramon Jr., and Jose; sisters, Evelyn, Herlinda, and Veronica. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Don, her loving daughter Tisha Mangold and husband Francis, three granddaughters, Antoinette Alyce Willey, Meghann Mangold, Heather Mangold, a grandson Thomas Mangold and her long-life bud, Casper (family pet). She is also survived by brothers, Salvador (Sylvia), Gilbert (Ana) and sisters Josephine, Frances (Salvador), Rachel (Magdaleno) and Laura (the late Angel Lopez, Sr. "Aunkie").
'Beloved wife, mother, granny, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, nina: "Rest in peace, spread your wings, fly away, you are set free now."' YOU ARE GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN! LOVE YOU LOTS!
Olen C. "Mac" McCullough, 83, Deming resident passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at his home.
Olen was born September 7, 1934 at Pond Creek, Oklahoma to Georgia Harrison and Cecil C. McCullough. He served honorably in the U. S. Navy from January 10, 1952 to January 9, 1960. On March 20, 1955 he married Jacklin K. Lester in San Diego, California. Olen retired from San Diego Police Department in 1975, moved to Texas in 1977 and started coming to Deming in 1996, continued to travel and made Deming their permanent home in 2006. Olen and Jacklin have enjoyed their years in Deming and attend the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Jacklin of the home; two brothers, William McCullough of South Padre Island, Texas and Harrison McCullough of Show-Low, Arizona; two sisters, Sandra Ferguson of Elkton, Oregon and Bonnie Emmett of San Marcos, California and a step brother Willliam Zehner of El Cajon, California.
Preceding in death are his parents, Cecil C. and Georgia McCullough.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 10 o'clock at Mountain View Cemetery officiated by Ernie Vineyard, Pastor of First United Methodist Church with veterans honors accorded by a U. S. Navy military detail.
Robert "Bob" Edwin Gray Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 18, 2017 in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Bob was born Oct 29, 1930 in Santa Rita New Mexico to Nellie and Benjamin Gray; He was the youngest of five children; Sister Myrtle Belle Stretz and brothers Frank, Bill, and Benjamin Gray.
Bob married Jo Ann Drake on June 23, 1956 and they had two sons, Robert Jr. and Steven.
Bob graduated from Hurley High School in 1948 and soon after went to work at the Hurley stores butcher shop. He proudly served in the US Army from Feb 1951 to Jan 1954 where upon his return home he returned to work at the butcher shop at the Hurley stores once again. Bob worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation his entire career until his retirement as a Maintenance Foreman in 1990.
Martina Morales, 98, Deming resident passed away Saturday November 18, 2017.
Martina was born November 13, 1919 to Gregoria Toribio and Dimetrio Briceno in San Cristobal de la Barranca, Jalisco, Mexico. She was a homemaker.
No service will take place as were her wishes. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.
Maria "Gloria" Islas Grijalva Torrez, 92, passed away peacefully at her son David’s residence surrounded by all her family on Monday, November 20, 2017. She was born in Santa Rita, NM on April 11, 1925 to Adelino and Beatrice Grijalva. Mrs. Torrez was loved by not only family and friends, but also the entire community. Her beautiful smile and passion for being around people, made it easy for anyone to immediately love her. Gloria loved praying her rosary, reading her prayers, putting on her make-up, watching her daily Catholic Mass, the Price is Right, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune, eating breakfast at the Drifter and being around her children. She was the "epitome" of the word "Lady."
She is survived by daughters Belinda Salas and husband Ysidro of Silver City, Leonard G. Torrez and wife Lilia of Las Cruces, NM Rose Marie and husband Joseph Gonzales of Houston, TX, and David R. Torrez Jr. and wife Carolyn of Silver City. Carolyn, was to our mamma, a very special daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband David R. Torrez, Sr., parents Adelino and Beatrice Grijalva, sister Elisa Ojinaga, brothers Adelino Grijalva Jr, Horace "Lacho" Grijalva, grandson Ralph J. Solano, her special niece Marie "Lizzy" Padilla, and daughter in law Mary Esther Torrez. Mrs. Torrez had a very special bond with her sister in law, but to her, a sister, Ms. Patsy Grijalva, her beloved nieces, Florene, Pinky, Francine, Patricia, Dee Ann, Alicia, and nephews Chemito Ojinaga, Wikki Ojinaga and wife Wedra and another two sons to her Patrick Flores and Teddy Martinez. Mrs. Torrez also loved the only Doctor in her eyes, Dr. John Stanley who took excellent care of her for years.
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