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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

aaron roberts rsAaron was born on May 6, 1955 in Silver City, NM, the youngest of three sons, to Clay and Naida (Brown) Roberts.

brenda bays rsBrenda Jean (Harrington) Bays, 74, born in Boswell, Oklahoma to Jesse and Ruth Harrington.

At the age of 2 they moved to Tularosa for a brief period before settling in Alamogordo, NM. She graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1962 and on April 27, 1968 married Herb Bays. They resided in Alamogordo until 1974 when they moved to Grant County to begin ranching at Mulecreek and later Redrock.

schulz 02Steven Carl Schulz, 72, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 6, 1946 in Portage, Wisconsin to Carl Schulz and Bernadene Amend.

He is survived by one daughter, Amy Garst of Glendale, AZ; one grandson, Connor Garst of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Linda Schmuck of Siren, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Nancy Hahn Schulz.

A Sage Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at 3pm at Rose Valley Barn being officiated by family members.

Concluding service and inurnment will follow at 4pm at family land (adjacent to Rose Valley RV Park). Cremation has taken place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

smith 02Zenaida Margarita Rocha Smith, 64, a resident of Elko, NV entered eternal rest Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Reno Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV. She was born July 28, 1953 in Gomez Palacio, Durango Mexico to Maria Romana Valles Rocha.

She is survived by her husband Calvin Smith of Maywood, IL; one son, Jose Rocha (Maria) of Arenas Valley; one daughter, Myrian Bastidos (Trini) of Bayard; twelve grandchildren, Raymond Maynes, Vanessa Maynes, Michael Rocha (Sabrina), Paula Rocha (Gabriel her companion), Alyssa Amador, Alfonso Leon, Steven Amador (Sabrina), Jose Rocha Jr., (Sabrina Villa), Monique Rocha, Gabriel, Karolina, Juan Carlos, and Josiah Rocha; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosa Guerrero (Rosendo) of Elko, NV; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, one brother, Pablo Hector Vasquez; one god-daughter, Cynthia Guerrero.

Joel Blancett, 82, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Friday, April 27, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Brenda Bays, 74, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, April 28, 2018 at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Rita Elma Gutierrez, 78, a resident of Las Cruces, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

childers 02Charlene Ruth Childers went to be with her Heavenly Father, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the age of 86, in Ahwatukee, AZ. Charlene was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt.

In 1932, Charlene was born in Waldron, Arkansas to Frank and Etna Eacret, the first of five children. The family made several moves, finally living near Wapanucka, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school. During high school she was a star softball and basketball player, to the point of being recruited by neighboring school districts.

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