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ramon enriquez rsRamon "Chucky" B. Enriquez 59 of Santa Clara, NM passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 in El Paso, Texas.

Ramon was born in Silver City, New Mexico to his parents Jesus and Josephine B. Enriquez.

Chucky graduated from Cobre High School in 1975.

He worked with several construction companies throughout his life. He had a building construction company Cherokee Construction.

He enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley Davidson, camping, hunting, hanging out with his friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Elvia M. Enriquez, mother Josephine B. Enriquez, brothers Rick (Nora) Enriquez, Gilbert (Corina) Enriquez, sisters Margaret Morales, Ginny (Johnny) Ortiz, Martha (Tim) Jimenez, daughters Amanda Enriquez and Anastacia Varela and grand dauhter Armani. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother Larry Enriquez.

A Rosary will be recited at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:30 am followed by a Committal Service. Deacon Art Gutierrez will officiate. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Rick Enriquez, Gilbert Enriquez, Roman Madrid, Carlos Villegas, Tony Silva and Rick Fernandez.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061. Phone number 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net.

sofia arsola rsSofia Arsola, of Santa Clara, NM, passed away on July 20, 2017.

emilia vallejo rsEmilia Orozco Vallejo, 66, Deming resident passed Wednesday July 19, 2017 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces.

Emilia was born June 18, 1951 to Maria Bernabel Flores and Refugio Orozco in Tepames, Colima, Mexico. On May 24, 1974, she married Ruben V. Vallejo in Los Angeles, California. The couple moved to Deming in 1994 coming from San Diego, California.

Survivors include 3 sons, Ricardo Vallejo and wife Maria Alejandra of Deming, Yvan Vallejo of Florida, Jafet Vallejo of Deming; daughter, Priscilla Hutchison and husband Lige of Deming; 2 brothers, Pedro and Refugio Orozco; 3 sisters, Elena, Alicia and Concepcion; 6 grandchildren.

Emilia was preceded in death by parents, Refugio and Maria Orozco; husband, Ruben Vallejo and brother, Jose Orozco and a grandchild.

Visitation will begin Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 9 o'clock in the morning at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 10 o'clock with Paul Hernandez of the Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses presiding. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Damian, Diego, Ricardo and Juan Vallejo, Pedro and Refugio Orozco.

joe milo rsJoe "Oleo" Milo Jr., 56, lifelong Deming resident passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

"Oleo" as he was affectionately known, was born April 18, 1961 to Olga Madrid and Joe Milo Sr. in Deming. He was a graduate of Deming Public Schools and was involved with the operation of the family business, J & J Printing, until his death. Oleo was first elected to represent Luna County Commission District 1 in November of 2010 and was re-elected to a second four-year term in November of 2014. He served as chair of the commission in 2015. Oleo coached his children throughout T-Ball, Little League and softball. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and was one of the founders of the Florida Bowhunters Archery Club. A most important part of his life was enjoying his grandchildren and serving in the political arena.

Oleo is survived by wife, Anna Milo of the home; father, Joe L. Milo Sr. (Tina) of Deming; 3 sons, Michael Milo and wife Connie of Bayard, Christopher Milo and wife Mariana of Las Cruces, Aaron Milo and wife Danielle of Deming; daughter, Jessica Milo and husband Jesse Lucero of Las Cruces; sisters, Irma and Sandy Milo of Deming; 12 grandchildren, EJ, Michael Jr., Alec, Jazmine, Jamie Jo, Juliana, Christopher Jr., Isaac, Aaron Jr. and Mikayla Milo, Jesse Jr. and Jacob Lucero. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by mother, Olga Milo; maternal grandparents, Jose and Rosa Madrid; paternal grandparents, Gonzalo and Maria Milo and in-laws, Ed and Isabel Hooten.

Visitation will begin Monday morning, July 24, 2017 at 9 o'clock in the morning at Holy Family Catholic Church where a prayer vigil will follow at 9:30 led by Eddie Diaz. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 o'clock with Fr. Ronald Machado, Pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael, Christopher, Aaron and EJ Milo, Jesse and Jesse Lucero Jr. Honorary pallbearers named are Michael Jr., Alec, Jazmine, Jamie Jo, Juliana, Christopher Jr., Isaac, Aaron Jr., Mikayla Milo and Jacob Lucero.

Roger Thomas Flythe, 76, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Friday, July 14, 2017 at Hospice of El Paso in El Paso, TX.

He was born March 22, 1941 in Wappingers Falls, New York to Fred Thomas Flythe and Edna Louise Thibau.

He proudly served his country with the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Crary Flythe of the family home; two sons, Jeffery and Randall Flythe; two daughters, Laurie Tedford and Wendy Stailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Sandra Flythe (2014).

A Graveside Service with full military honors will be held Monday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

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.

bobby cuevas rsRobert "Bobby" Joseph Cuevas passed away in his home in Pinos Altos, NM surrounded by his loved ones on July 18, 2017.

He was born on January 9, 1964 to Ramon "Natcho" and Rosalinda Cuevas. He was raised in Pinos Altos, NM and graduated from Silver High School in 1982.

Robert proudly served 10 years in the US Air Force as a flight mechanic. He served 3 years in law enforcement as a correctional officer and many years in heavy construction.

Robert loved music, art, gardening, fishing and hunting with his dad, and making people laugh. He had a loving heart and a deep love for his children and grandchildren and all his family. He will join his best friends and cousins Kenny Davila and Bobby Brickey in Heaven.

He is survived by his beloved Marni Smith; his children, Amy Jane Lozoya, Mark Kelly and his wife Prima, Jacob and Mazie Cuevas; his parents Ramon and Rosalinda; his sisters and brother-in-law's, Adrienne and Joaquin Carney, Mona and Audie Brown, Diane and Billy Madrid, Roxanne and Butch Turner; twelve grandchildren; eleven nephews and nieces; Uncle Bob Brickey and many special Cuevas cousins; Gisela Serna and family; Eusebio Serna and family; Ernesto and Marion Serna and family; Edith and Pat Gutierrez and family; MaryAnn Valencia and family; and Great aunt Connie Davila and family; and many cherished Serna cousins; one God-child, Tanya Torres Maldonado; his God-mother, Nita Chavez.

He was preceded in death by Paternal grandparents, Homogon and Rosario Cuevas, Ramona, Manuelito, Daniel, Manuel, Alfredo, and Paul Cuevas, Crusie Brickey and many beloved Cuevas cousins; Maternal grandparents, Ricardo, and Blasa Serna; Great-grandmother, Librada Tellez; Ricardo Jr. and Jim Sr., Pat Valencia, Jim Jr., Mark, and Bobby Joe Serna.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 25 from 5-6 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the holy rosary to begin at 6 p.m. with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 26 at 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Oliver Obele officiating.

Inurnment will be at Pinos Altos cemetery at 4:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Randy Murillo, Gilbert Torres Jr., Jamie Serna, Paul "Blue" Gutierrez, Jacob Cuevas, Matthew Getz, Dominic Carney, Jacob Cuevas and Ron Cody Romero. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Serna, Eusebio Serna, Patric Roha, Joaquin Carney, Billy Madrid, Butch Turner, Audie Brown and Eddie Cuevas.

Cremation will take 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.

lola valverde rsDolores "Lola" Valverde, 76, lifelong Deming resident passed away Monday July 17, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces.

"Lola", as she was affectionately known, was born September 7, 1940 to Maria Alderete and Eusebio Montaño in Deming.

She retired from Deming Public Schools after 29 years of service. She worked in many different departments, but, was most fond of the bilingual program.

Lola was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, Apostolado, Good News Prayer Group and Women's Aglow.

She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, shopping and reading. She will be remembered for her hospitality, serving her community and the love for her family.

Lola is survived by her husband, Albert Valverde of the home; son, Alberto Eusebio Valverde of Deming; 2 daughters, Lisa Michelle Ochoa and husband Gabriel of Las Cruces and Marnie Green and husband Corey of Orlando, FL; 2 brothers, Victor Montaño and wife Marcie of Deming and Ralph Montaño of Las Cruces; 2 sisters, Luisa Quarrell of Santa Clara and Annie Camuñez and husband Freddie of Livermore, CA; 7 grandchildren, Gloria Valverde, Tricia Ochoa, Amanda Ochoa, Gabriel Julian Ochoa, Christian Green (Liz), Allana and Jacob Green and 2 great-grandchildren, Zeke and Bianca.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eusebio and Maria Montaño, and brothers, Manny, Tony and Danny Montaño.

Visitation will begin Saturday morning, July 22, 2017 at 9:30 at Saint Ann's Catholic Church where a prayer vigil will follow at 10 o'clock led by Ralph Montaño. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 with Fr. Manuel Ibarra, Pastor, officiating. Music will be led by Matthew Seltzer and Victor Cabrera. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gabriel Julian Ochoa, David, David Angel and Ruben Montano, Eddie Lee Holguin and Adrian Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers named are Christian, Jacob and Corey Green and Gabriel Ochoa.

manny renteria rsLoving greetings to our family and friends as we announce the passing of our beloved Manuel V. Renteria at the age of 97. A lifelong resident of Lordsburg, Manuel passed on peacefully at Ft. Bayard Medical Center, Saturday July 15, 2017 with family and loving caregivers at his side.

Manuel was born in Valedon, New Mexico on March 31, 1920 to Bernardo Renteria and Petra Varela Renteria. Following his return from Okinawa during WWII, Manuel married his loving wife Romelia (Romi) España-Renteria with the marriage having lasted a full 71 years to his death.

Manuel's surviving family include his wife, "Romi"; 3 daughters: Dora Martinez (Jesus), Barbara Arredondo (Jimmy), Esther Orona (Joel); 2 sons, Manny Renteria Jr. (Donna), Jimmy Renteria (Elizabeth) and one brother, Ernesto (Neto) Renteria and his wife Ernie Renteria. Manuel's family also includes ten grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by Manuel were his devoted parents, Bernardo and Petra, eight brothers, one sister and one infant child David.

Manuel was a loyal member of the Lordsburg VFW Post 3099, Elks Lodge, Montezuma Catholic Men's Club and L.U.L.A.C. civil rights organization. He faithfully served and was a devotee of St. Joseph's Catholic Parish in Lordsburg. Manuel's devotion to his loving family, his community, friends and relatives was unequivocally demonstrated throughout his life bearing all difficulties, responsibilities and undertakings with an exacting spirit of affection, devotion, and great consideration, thereby, fulfilling a lifelong commitment of service. The family of Manuel extend a warm welcome and are eternally grateful to everyone for their expressions of kindness during this most imomentous time in their lives.

Visitation for Manuel will be held Friday morning, July 21, 2017, beginning at 10 o'clock at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg followed by recitation of the rosary led by Mrs. Alice Ramirez. The Catholic Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated thereafter at 11 o'clock in the morning with the Reverend Jude Okonkwo as celebrant. The Rite of Committal and interment will ensue at Shakespeare Cemetery with Veteran Honors accorded. A funeral reception is to be held at the Elks/Lodge following the burial.

The pallbearers include: grandsons, Dr. Michael Orona, Roman Orona, Jay Arredondo, Manny Renteria II, Ruben Renteria, Nicholas Renteria; great-grandson, Anthony Renteria and nephew, Ray Renteria. Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons: Timothy Renteria and Danny Renteria Jr.; nephews, Rene Saucedo and Richard Renteria.

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