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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Henry TurreyHenry R. Turrey, 84, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces surrounded by his family. He was born October 18, 1933 in El Paso, TX to Estevan and Concepcion Rodriguez Turrey. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his loving wife, Rita of the family home; two sons, Henry Turrey Jr. (Linda Susie) of Phoenix, AZ; Titus Turrey of Carlsbad; two daughters, Blanca Carpenter of Mimbres; Carla Diaz (Michael) of Silver City; fourteen grandchildren, Kenny Carpenter, Ashley Carpenter, Cristy Carpenter, Arty Ambriz, Carlos Ambriz, Annisa Ambriz, Camille Altamirano, Jared Diaz, Justin Diaz, Jerome Diaz, Niko Turrey, Levi Turrey, Miguel Medina, and Tamara Pedraza; ten great-grandchildren, Gabriel Rodriguez, Eli Carpenter, Jedidiah Ambriz, Noah Macias, Novale Ambriz, Eziquei Guadian, Peyton Altamirano, Phoenix Altamirano, Sienna Drew Altamirano, Adam Altamirano sister-in-law, Sally Valles; numerous nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joseph and Julian Valles; one sister, Alice “Licha” Gomez.

Henry Turrey, 84, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.

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Richard W. Howell, 89, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

bill burns rsBill Burns Sr., 88, of Silver City, NM, entered eternal rest surrounded by family and loved ones on October 23, 2017.

He was born on June 27, 1929 in Dalhart, Texas to Myrtle and William Burns. He grew up in New Hope, Corbin, and Gorman, Texas where he cumulatively completed 6 years of schooling. He was a well-known prankster, who would ride tractors to "plow peanuts" and purchased his first car with only pennies.

Mary Ann Miller, 56, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 st Providence Sierra Hospital in El Paso, TX.

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cruz ochoa rsCruz Duran Ochoa, 90, passed away peacefully accompanied by his children Tuesday October 24, 2017 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces.

Cruz was born January 23, 1927 to Paula Ochoa and Cruz Duran in Ascencion, Chihuahua, Mexico. He moved to Columbus in 1992 coming from Mexico. He worked as a laborer in the agriculture industry and was a communicant of the Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Cruz will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his sons, Hector Duran of Columbus, Victor Alonso Duran of Mexico, Jaime Duran of Las Cruces; daughters, Luz Alicia Sanchez of Columbus, Etelvina Au of Las Cruces; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin Friday afternoon, October 27 at 3 o'clock at the Holy Family Catholic Mission in Columbus where a prayer vigil will begin at 5 that evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the Holy Family Catholic Mission with Fr. Ron Machado officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Valley Heights Catholic Cemetery.

Billy Edward Burns, 88, of Silver City passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at his daughter's residence surrounded by his family.

Arrangements are pending with Baca's Funeral Chapels.

scooter smith rsDale "Scooter" Smith, 53, of Silver City passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 in El Paso, Texas.

"Scooter" as he was affectionately known to his family and friends was born on August 29, 1964 in El Paso, Texas.

He graduated from Silver High School and was in the football, baseball and wrestling sports programs. Scooter then went on to New Mexico State University and Northern Arizona University to further his education. Once he was out of school he worked in the construction business as a carpenter.

Scooter loved fishing and watching football on television when the Minnesota Vikings were playing.

He attended the First Baptist Church in Silver City. Scooter will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Scooter is survived by his mother, Vicki Smith; sister, Shelli Romo; nephews, Chris and Keith Romo; aunts and uncles; Macky Medley (Donna), David Smith, Andrea Smith and Kathleen Smith; numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Smith.

A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at eleven o'clock in the morning at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Officiating will be Don Turnage, Director of the Southwestern Baptist Association.

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