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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Scott Glenn Jarrette, 49, a resident of Villa Park, IL entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at UMC in El Paso, TX.

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

priscilla gomez rsPriscilla Jacquez Gomez, 77, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

She was born January 26, 1940 in Silver City, NM to Santiago and Maria Ortega Jacquez.

Our mother was a very strong individual who worked hard all of her life. Priscilla Gomez had a passion for cooking. Many of you would likely remember her delicious food, as she cooked for many, from preschoolers to senior citizens, and catering for many celebrations.

Priscilla was truly the matriarch of our entire family. She was given the nickname 'The Rock' By her brothers, as she was the solid foundation for us all. Because the Jacquez family of 15 lost their mother at a very young age, Priscilla stepped in, assuming great responsibility, and did for her siblings all she could. She carried such great love for them all. They are a true example of a family united.

We, Priscilla's children, are honored and blessed to be part of her lineage. Blessed by what we gained from her life's example - We put God first, family second, and help those in need. Then, of course, comes good music, lots of dancing and many laughs.

From her grandchildren: I am the youngest grandchild of my grandmother's grandchildren, I am Priscilla Jr. and I carry her name with honor. Her legacy will live through us grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Our grandmother had a part of raising each of us. She loved each and every one of us equally, loving each and every one of us with her whole heart. She would truly light up when she saw any of us walk through her door. She fought for us all in one way or another.

Grandma taught us a lot, she taught us love and perseverance. She taught us how to have strength through the toughest times. She was always happy, and never did she let us see her low-spirited. She would whisper to me so my dad wouldn't hear, "come on let's go out, let's go dancing". That's the grandmother I will never forget, the grandmother who was often responsible for bringing the whole family together. The grandmother who would spend hours cooking and preparing for any company. No one was a stranger and everyone was welcome. Her blood, wisdom, and love runs deep in our veins and we will pass it on to our children and children to come. "There was magic in grandmother's touch, and sunshine in her smile. There was love in everything she did to make our lives worthwhile."

She is survived by two sons, Tommy Gomez (Catherine) of Tyrone; Emilio Gomez (Melissa) of Silver City; one daughter, Margie Gomez of Silver City; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Armando Jacquez (Norma) of Silver City; Rudy Jacquez of Silver City; Fidel Jacquez (Dori) of Las Vegas; four sisters, Lupe Barragan of Silver City; Mariana Ortiz (Pete) of Silver City; Alicia Carrasco of Silver City; Delia Garcia of Silver City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Manuel Gomez (2003), one son, Enriquez "Moto" Gomez, one daughter, Nancy Gomez; four brothers, Tony, Jimmy, Bobby, and Rolando Jacquez; three sisters, Molly Altamirano, Rachael Montes, and Rita Provencio; two grandsons, Thomas Sanchez (honorable son #1), and Tommy Gomez; one granddaughter, Christy Ann Lopez.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 19 from 5-6 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the holy rosary to begin at 6 p.m. with Dr. Gilbert Arizaga reciting. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 20 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Newman Center with Father Jarek Nowacki officiating. Following the funeral mass will be inurnment at 11 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Gomez, Chris Zamora, Josh Gomez, Justin Gojkovich, Enrique Gomez, Daniel Gomez, Robert and Eric Jacquez. Honorary pallbearers will be David Ortega, Brandon Reese, David Vega Jr., and Andrew Gomez.

Cremation will take place at Terrazas Funeral 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.

david mcleroyDavid R. McLeroy, 83, Deming resident passed away Monday December 11, 2017 at the New Mexico Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

kandi morales rsCandi Marie Morales, 36, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.

She was born January 14, 1981 in Silver City, NM to Arturo Vasquez Morales and Kathi Ann Armijo.

She was very out- going. She loved coloring and collecting rocks. She was a very creative person. She was loved by many.

She is survived by her father, Arturo "Magoo" Morales of Silver City; one son, Nathan Valenzuela; three daughters, Analisa Castillo (Steven) of Mimbres; Tamera Garcia, and Asriel Garcia; six grandchildren, Isabella Cruz, Aviana Castillo, Steven Castillo Jr., Espirideon Varela Jr., Sophia Vasquez, and Imani Valenzuela; her companion, Caesar Leyba; five brothers, Art Morales companion Brynda McCarthy of Las Cruces; Mark Morales (Tina) of Las Cruces; Steven Morales; Benjamin Morales of El Paso, TX; Joshua Morales (Maria) of CA; nephews, Izak, Steven, Gabriel, Andrew, Richard, and Joshua II; nieces, Kassandra, Andrissa, Kathi Ann, Victoria, Aryanna, Avaya and Joscelyn; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her mother Kathi A. Morales.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 16 from 2-3 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the prayer vigil and holy rosary to begin at 3 p.m. with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting.

Honorary pallbearers will be Caesar Leyba, Mark Morales, Art Morales, Steven Morales, Benjamin Morales, Joshua Morales, and Felisha Acosta.

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.

diane lucero rsJoann Helen Lucero (Trujillo) passed away Saturday December 9, 2017 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center.

She was born in Abiquiu N.M. in 1945.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years Demetrio James Lucero.

They had one daughter, Bernice Wern (Carl), and one son, Demetrio James Lucero Jr., five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She loved to do crafts.

She was a caregiver for several years.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. A Family Burial will be held at a later date in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

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

Betty F. Hobbs, 84, resident of Deming was born July 19, 1933 in Ackerly, Texas to Rogie and Novis Snow. She passed away Sunday December 12, 2017 at the Silver City Care Center in Silver City.

As were her wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held.

richard cramer rsRichard Cramer, 44, of Lordsburg passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.

Arrangements are pending.

Clive Marshall, 73, Deming resident passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

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