Molly Alirez Serna Arias, 77, of went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 15, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
Molly was born on August 11, 1940 in Silver City to Juan M. Serna and Lorenza A. Kirker. She was a sweet soul who cared dearly about her family and her faith in God. Molly lived in Grant County all of her life. She will be missed by her family and by those who had the privilege to know her and be touched by her kindness.
Molly is survived by her sons, Michael Rodriguez of Silver City and David Arias of Santa Clara; a brother, Ray Serna of Irvine, CA; granddaughter, Eileen Arias (Rudy Garcia) of Houston, TX. and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan M. Serna and Lorenza A. Kirker; spouse, Eddie M. Arias.
Visitation will be on Monday, February 19, 2018 at five o'clock in the evening and the Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at six o'clock in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Officiating is Deacon Richard Rodriguez. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at ten o'clock in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Santa Clara. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Robert L.Becerra.
Robert A Treviso, 60, a resident of Colorado Springs, CO (formerly of Silver City) entered eternal rest Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Colorado.
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Jose Reyes Lopez, 89, of Santa Rita entered eternal rest on Monday, February 12, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Jose was born on January 6, 1929 in Santa Rita to Francisco Lopez and Jesusita Cabello.
He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp and upon returning home, he worked and retired from Kennecott Copper Mines.
Jose was a communicant of Roman Catholic Church in Hanover. He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and picking pinon. Jose enjoyed spending time with his family, the family gatherings, and going to casinos.
Jose is survived by his sons, Antonio Lopez (Rebecca) and Jose Lopez Jr. (Irma); daughters, Gloria Sias (Rey), Lupe Lopez and Reina Arrey (Eddie); brothers, Paz Lopez (Rosie) and Remijo Lopez; sister, Clara Horcasitas (Ray); 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; parents, Francisco and Jesusita Lopez; and his son, Patrick Lopez.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at five o'clock in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Prayer Vigil and Rosary to follow at six o'clock with Dr. Gilbert Arizaga, reciting. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Friday, February 16, 2018 at ten o'clock in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Abraham Solis officiating. Concluding Services and Burial will be at Lopez Family Cemetery in Hanover where he will be laid to rest next to his wife Frances.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Lopez, Rey Sias, Art Luna, Eddie Arrey, Diego Lopez and Jose R. Lopez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Margo M. Estrada III, 47, of Lordsburg passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Services.
Margo was born on April 1, 1970 in Silver City to Margo and Mary Helen Estrada. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lordsburg and most recently was a driver for Swift Trucking.
Margo is survived by his wife Cynthia of 23 years; three sons, Christian Jagacki (Shantel), Jermaine Estrada (Maria) and Margo Estrada IV; one daughter, Terrell Estrada (Derrick Callaway); three brothers, Louis Rodriguez (Rosa), Andrew James Estrada and Christopher Estrada (Mirabel); four grandchildren, Jaidyn and Cassius Jagacki, Ellilynn and Cusius Dionysius Callaway.
Visitation will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at nine-thirty in the morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lordsburg followed by the Prayer Vigil and Rosary at ten-thirty. The Funeral Liturgy will be at eleven o'clock in the morning with Father Jude Okonkwo officiating. Cremation will take place at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City.
Delton Joseph Elee, 83, resident of Deming passed away Saturday February 10, 2018 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.
Delton was born August 11, 1934 to William and Ella (Dartlon) Elee in Campti, Louisiana. Delton moved to Deming in 2005 coming from Lake Havasu, Arizona and made Deming his home. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Most recently he played bass guitar for a local band playing at the Senior Citizens Center and La Fonda. He enjoyed gardening especially roses for his wife, Elizabeth and loved the outdoors. Delton was a communicant of the Catholic Church.
Delton is survived by daughter, Debra Wilson and husband Scott of Deming; brothers, Hubert and Jackie Elee of Monroe, LA, Roy Elee of Eros, LA, Larry Elee and wife Cindy of LA; sister, Norma Hance and husband William of Monroe, LA; brother-in-law, Larry Shockley and wife Helen of Deming; nephew, Steven Cockroft and niece, Cheryl Newsted both of Deming; 2 grandchildren, Stacey Severson and husband Brian, Kyle Nendel and wife Tuyét both of Kelso, WA; 2 great-grandchildren, Mikial and Odette; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Preceded in death by parents, William and Ella Elee and wife, Elizabeth Elee on November 25, 2014.
Rosary will be recited Thursday February 22, 2018 at 2 o'clock at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Father Ron Machado will officiate. His loving wife, Elizabeth Elee who passed away November 25, 2014 will also be remembered. They will be inurned together at Mountain View Cemetery. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapel.
Irene H. Romero, 75, a resident of Lordsburg, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, AZ.
She was born on October 3, 1942 in Lordsburg, NM.
She is survived by her mother, Lila Holguin; four sons, Edward Romero of Albuquerque, NM, Frank Romero of Las Cruces, NM, Efren Romero (Maria) of Tucson, AZ, and Stevie Romero (Debra) of Lordsburg, NM; two daughters, Debbie Madrid of Lordsburg, and Irma Geaney (Thomas) of Sahuarita, AZ; six brothers, Henry Holguin of Tucson, AZ, George Holguin of Lordsburg, NM, Bobby Holguin (Nancy) of Las Cruces, NM, Felix Holguin (Debbie) of Las Cruces, NM, David Holguin and his fiancé, Veronica of Tucson AZ, Ray Holguin of Lordsburg, NM; seven sisters, Ramona Martinez (Raul) of Tucson, AZ, Diane Perez (Jorge) of Lordsburg, NM, Virginia Flores (Sammy) of Lordsburg, NM, Corrine Flores (Davy) of Lordsburg, NM, Veronica Mora (Joey) of Lordsburg, NM, Lila Godard (David) of Tucson, AZ, and Lucy May (David) of Lordsburg, NM; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Romero; her father, Henry Holguin; one son; Ronnie Romero; one daughter; Bonnie Romero; and one brother, Rudy Holguin.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9-10 a.m. at Assembly of God Church in Lordsburg, NM. The funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Floyd Robertson officiating. Concluding service with interment at Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg, NM.
Pallbearers will be Frank Romero, Efren Romero, Stevie Romero, Ruben Scott, Richard Romero, Anthony Madrid, Allen Romero, and Eddie Montano.
Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.
To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
Virginia Hernandez, 70, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 13, 1947 in Gardena, California to Andres and Cyrilda P. Gomez.
Virginia worked as a nurse in various positions in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.
She is survived by her husband, Fred T. Hernandez of Bayard, NM; one son, Gilbert B. Alvarado (Terri Sue) of Highland, IN; two step-daughters, Angela Hernandez of Phoenix, AZ, and Maria Hernandez Martinez of San Antonio, TX; one brother, Mike Gomez of Santa Clara, NM; four sisters, Monica Gomez of Pico Rivera, CA, Corrine Morales of Wittier, CA, Terri Garcia (Manuel) of Santa Clara, NM, Petra Ramirez (Robert) of Santa Clara, NM; four grandchildren, Christopher S. Alvarado, Robert M. Alvarado, Lauren Alvarado, and Megan F. Alvarado; and 2 great-grandchildren, Oliver and Charlotte Alvarado.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Lawrence Alvarado; three brothers, Chayo Gomez, Andres Gomez III, and Enrique Gomez; and one sister, Virginia Gomez.
A Memorial Service will be recited by Pastor Van Bevel on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Victory Assembly of God Church in Santa Clara, NM. Following the service, will be inurnment at Santa Clara Cemetery. 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.
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