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dorsey smith rsdorsey smith 3 rsDorsey "Dick" Richard Smith 85, of Silver City, New Mexico went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. A Memorial Service will be held at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. A Private Burial will be held at a later date.

He was born in Breezewood, Pennsylvania on a farm Dec. 1931, the son of the late Dorsey W. Smith and Katherine B. Foor.

Dorsey graduated from Everett High School where he played football. After High School, he spent four years in the Air Force and then was in the Army National Guard. He left with an honorable discharge.

In 1963, he joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission, in 1975 he married wife Kathy. During that time, he was a football official and certified Ski Instructor.

In 1988, he retired and moved to Silver City, NM.

He was involed in the Southwest Horseman's Association. He always loved his job as a Game Warden and spent a lot of time hunting and being outdoors.

He attended First Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife Kathy of 43 years, his loyal buddies KD and Tide, one son Michael Richard Smith and one granddaughter Amanda Smith, two sisters Barbara McClain (Blair) Carlisle, PA and Virginia LeVan (Geary) Everett, PA. He had many outstanding nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son Jeffrey Lee Smith and one sister Louise Gump.

Family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to First Baptist Church, 2300 N. Swan Street, Silver City, New Mexico 88061.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care", 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061, 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net

fred thomas old rsfred thomas young rsFrederick (Fred) Thomas, Jr., 88, of Mimbres, entered eternal rest at the VA Hospital in San Diego, CA on July 8, 2017.

Born to Frederick J. Thomas, Sr. and Agnes Benedict Thomas in Santa Rita on November 9, 1928.

Fred was a proud Marine Corps WWII veteran, a loving father, a devoted husband to Ann, and a good friend to many. He had a tender heart, a sweet smile, and deep faith.

He is survived by his brother Randy Rustin of Albuquerque; daughter Renee Robinson Sievert and her husband Seymour of San Diego; son Tracy Thomas and his wife Robin and grandson Fred Thomas IV of Mimbres; sister-in-law Debbie Brigadier; nieces Colleen & Chrissy (Johnson), Dawn & Cheryl (Rustin), and grand nieces and nephews. Lillian Medina of Bayard, NM is also considered a beloved family member.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ann (Johnson) Thomas and his nephew James Rustin.

Special thanks to Ivy Sharilin Rogers for her caretaking of Fred in his Mimbres home. Her family became extended family to Fred, which continues to be appreciated.

Two services will be held on Thursday, July 13 at 5:00 pm at the Mimbres LDS church, where he was a member.

Visitation will be Friday July 14 from 12 - 1pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the funeral service to commence at 1 pm with Dr. Gilbert Arizaga officiating. Concluding service an interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Fred Thomas IV, Seymour Sievert, Lester Rogers and Fred Barraza. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the High Desert Humane Society and Animal Shelter, 3050 S. Cougar Way, Silver City, NM 88061. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

Frederick "Fred" Thomas Jr., 88, a resident of Mimbres, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, July 8, 2017 at VA Hospital in San Diego, CA. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

daniel sanchez rsDaniel Sanchez, 55, longtime Columbus resident passed away Thursday July 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.

Daniel was born October 16, 1961 to Rosa Ramirez and Arturo Sanchez in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Daniel is survived by wife, Cecilia Sanchez of the home; parents, Arturo and Rosa Sanchez of Columbus; daughters, Marisela Mayberry and husband Virgil of Arkansas, Karla Nevarez and husband Jesus of California; son, Daniel Sanchez Jr. and wife Lizeth of Columbus; brothers, Arturo Sanchez, Jose Luis Sanchez and wife Christina of Albuquerque, Cesar Sanchez and wife Heather of Washington; sisters, Cindy Sanchez of Las Cruces, Dolores Arroyo and husband Juan of Las Cruces; 7 grandchildren, Kevin and Kiana Nevarez, Katelyn, Zoey and Scott Mayberry, Alexa and Adam Sanchez.

Visitation will be Sunday July 9, 2017 at 5 o'clock in the afternoon at Holy Family Mission Church in Columbus with a rosary to follow at 6 o'clock. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place at 10 o'clock Monday morning at Holy Family Mission Church with Father Ronald Machado officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Valley Heights Cemetery.

don hill rsHoward Donald (Don) Hill was born on August 14, 1933 in Kerens, TX to James Ernest and Mittie Hill. He left this earth on July 2, 2017 in Round Rock, TX.

Don married Marilyn Kuehler on August 14, 1952 in Brownfield, TX. They were married for almost 63 happy years before her death in June, 2015. At the time of their marriage he worked for Amerada Oil Company in Brownfield. He then operated a laundry in Levelland, TX before going to work for El Paso Natural Gas Company in January, 1959. He worked for El Paso Natural Gas until his retirement on the pipeline, at Station Number 1, Deming Station, and at Gage. He has been an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church since the family moved to Deming in 1962. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a part of the Klobase barbeque for many years. He also raised funds for the new air conditioning for the church along with his friend, Ruly Viramontes. He was part of the Cancer Support Group of Deming and Luna County serving on the board for more than 10 years. During that time he filled the office of chairman of the board and treasurer. He loved Deming and served on many other committees and with many groups. He was instrumental in getting the Little League baseball charter and field in Deming having served as a coach for many years. He was an avid golfer and loved the Deming Invitational and played in it for more than 50 years.

Don leaves behind with loving memories of a wonderful dad and Grandpa Don; his children, Rhonda Phillips(Lu), Janet Hall(Jim Henery), Gary Hill(Heather), and his daughter-in-law Lisa Hill Carnett(Vince); grandchildren Cammie Bishop(Bradley), Chase Hall(Lacey), Courtney Hall, C.J. Henery, Robin Henery, Christopher Hill(Briana), Nicholas Hill, Sean Carnett, Loryn Nutt(Derek), Bethany Hill and Jacob Hill; and great grandchildren Sawyer, Emerson, Bowen, and Stella Bishop, Olivia Hall, and Audrey Hall; his sisters Betty Ray(Melvin) of Portales, Bess Martin of McKinney, TX , and his brother Gene Hill(Cathy) of Elephant Butte, NM, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, David and Kevin Hill, a grandson, Trent Phillips, and his brother Jim Hill.

A prayer vigil and rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Ron Machado officiating. Cremation has taken place and private inurnment for the family will be held following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Cancer Support Group of Deming and Luna County, P.O. Box 1746, Deming NM 88031.

The family would like to thank the staff of University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX and Seton Hospital in Round Rock, TX for their loving care of Don and his family.

frances morales rsFrances L. Morales, 71, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, July 6, 2017 at her residence.

She was born September 3,1945 in Silver City to George Brock and Kathryn Thwaits Brock.

She enjoyed sewing, arranging flowers, crafts, cooking, and baking; but most of all she loved her kids.

She is survived by her loving husband, Samuel of the family home; one son, David Morales of Florence, Alabama; one daughter, Kimberly Roybal and husband Danny of Mimbres; one grandson, Brandon Morales of Midland, TX; one sister, Mary Margaret Sellers of Cloudcroft, NM; two step grandchildren, Daniel and Steven Roybal and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Ann Mitchell and step grandson, Josiah Roybal.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 11 at 2 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Pastor Joseph Gros officiating.

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.

Frances Morales, 71, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, July 6, 2017 at her residence.

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

angela jaramillo rsAngela "Eva" Gomez Jaramillo, 91, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Lund Home Hospice in Gilbert, AZ. She was a current resident of Queen Valley, Arizona, and had resided in Mimbres Valley, New Mexico, for 20 years and Tucson, Arizona for 25 years. She was born in Hurley, New Mexico, to Luis and Rita Gomez.

She was actively involved in the Democratic party, supporting issues such as demanding an end to discriminatory working conditions and the dual wage system of two-tiered pay, different for Mexican and Mexican American workers as compared to white workers. She participated in the Empire Zinc Company strike of 1951 for Local 890 chapter of International Union of Mine Mill, getting arrested for picketing while pregnant.

In 1958 she was elected Justice of the Peace Precinct #11, in Grant County, New Mexico. In 1966, 1970 and 1972 she was a Democrat Precinct Committee person for the state of Arizona, Pima County. Angela worked and retired as a Quality Inspector for Hughes Aircraft (Raytheon) in 1989, where she was also a Union Counselor for Machinist #933.

Angela was loved and cherished by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. Her beautiful smile and her strong opinions will be missed by all.

She is survived by her sisters Magdalena (Jesus) Becerra, Olin (Ray) Herrera, and her sister-in-law Amelia (Luis) Gomez, daughters, Matilda (James) Smith, Yvonne (Albert) Castro, Janice (Daniel) Mavridis, son Vincent (Beth) Becerra and 7 Grandchildren, 21 Great-grandchild and 8 Great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jenaro Jaramillo, three brothers (Manuel, Luis, Gilberto) and three sisters (Socorro, Consuelo, Olivia).

Rosary and a Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017, at The Infant Jesus Catholic Church, located at 204 Cortez Ave., Hurley. NM. Interment will follow at the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Pallbearers will be David Yubeta, Albert Castro, John Marquez and Joseph Fuentes.

Relatives and friends are welcome at the Nan Ranch in Mimbres, located at 1362 Hwy 61, Faywood, NM (between mile posts 13 and 14), at 3 p.m. for a gathering.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends", 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net

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