Obituary notices.

Alex Tovar, 80, a resident of Bayard, NM

tovarobitpic1 copyAlex Carrillo Tovar, 80, a resident of Bayard, NM, entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 27, 2023 at his residence with his loved ones by his side. He was born on February 9, 1943 to his parents Juan and Regina Tovar in Hanover, NM.  

Alex attended Cobre High School and went on to a career in the mining industry as a repairman and retired in 2001. He was known as “Thatha” by his children and “Papo” by his grandchildren. Alex was a strong hard-working man. He had a great sense of humor and had a nickname for all his grandchildren. He loved and was always so proud of his grandchildren successes. He enjoyed attending their sporting events and was always the photographer of the family. He spent countless hours working on the family property and working on his 1949 Chevy. Alex enjoyed the annual Tovar Hunt, where he was the “Camp Chef”. He also enjoyed volunteering his time at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He was the heart of the family and will deeply be missed. 

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Nancy Louise Ellis, 87, a resident of Silver City, NM

Nancy Louise Ellis was a beloved grandmother, mother, and wife during her incredible 87 years of life.

She passed away peacefully in the late evening hours of Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

Nancy is survived by her son Jimmy Lee Ellis, former daughter-in-law Gigi, four grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. John (wife Juli, son Chandler); Leslie, (son Chandler); Kristen; and Nathan (wife Sara, children Adeline and August), and an extended family of friends and relatives too numerous to list but not forgotten. Nancy is reunited with the love of her life, her husband, Melvin Wesley Ellis and is preceded in death by two siblings.

Nancy’s love for her family was unmatched, she doted on us, giving haircuts in the kitchen, sneaking snacks to her grandkids hiding under the table and making sure we all had a hot home-cooked meal when we arrived to visit no matter what time of day it was.

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Gene Richard Geleide, 66, an Army Veteran and resident of Mimbres, NM, formerly of Tucson, AZ - pending

Gene Richard Geleide, 66, an Army Veteran and resident of Mimbres, NM, formerly of Tucson, AZ, entered eternal rest Sunday, May 28, 2023 at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Alex Tovar, 80, a resident of Bayard, NM - pending

Alex Tovar, 80, a resident of Bayard, NM, entered eternal rest Saturday, May 27, 2023 at his residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Susie Ramirez, 80, a resident of Hurley, NM

ramirez1 copyIn Loving Memory of Susie Peru Ramirez, Nov. 8, 1942 - May 20, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Susie Ramirez, who embraced a life filled with love, faith, and devotion. She graced this world for 80 incredible years, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished in the hearts of all who knew her.

Born on Nov. 8, 1942 in Morenci, AZ, Susie grew up with a profound love for her Catholic faith and a deep connection to her church community. Throughout her life, she found solace, strength, and inspiration within the walls of her beloved church.

Above all, Susie cherished her role as a mother, and her love for her family knew no bounds. She was the heart and soul of our family, and she will be deeply missed.

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Bruce L. Anderson, 77, a resident of Silver City, NM

Bruce L. Anderson, 77, of Silver City passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at his home. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at the Little Walnut Campground. A definite time will be announced at a later date.

Eraclio “Rocky” Chacon, 41, a resident of Silver City, NM

chacon1 copyEraclio “Rocky” Chacon, 41, a resident of Silver City, NM, entered eternal rest Saturday, May 13, 2023 at his residence. Eraclio P. “Rocky” Chacon Jr. He was born on January 3, 1982 to his parents, Eraclio “Rocky” S. and Consuelo (Palomarez) Chacon, in Silver City, NM.  

Rocky “Blue” was a wonderful son, an amazing father and the best brother. He was the most loving and kind person and had the ability to brighten up any room. He was a social butterfly and definitely the center of attention, no matter where he was. He had a huge heart and touched so many lives from one end of the country to the other. He was an amazing cashier and had so many regular customers from Albertson’s and Snappy Mart who absolutely loved and adored him.

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Sylvia Ann Walter, 88, longtime resident of Animas, NM - pending

Sylvia Ann Walter, 88, longtime resident of Animas passed away Tuesday May 23, 2023 in Las Cruces. A graveside service will be Saturday May 27, 2023 at 10 o'clock in the morning at the Middle Animas Cemetery.

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