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octaviovillegasOctavio “Oscar” “La Chiva” M. Villegas, 83, of Bayard, New Mexico would like to inform everyone that his work here is done and that he received an invitation on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Johnstown, Colorado surrounded by his family to a baile he couldn’t refuse. The baile includes a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time.

Mr. Villegas was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. He was born in Colonia Hidalgo, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua to Ventura and Elena Villegas on July 4, 1937. 

achavezArcenio “Archie” T. Chavez, 82 of Bayard NM passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces on January 15, 2021. He was born in Quemado, New Mexico on November 8, 1938; the son of Pedro A. Chavez and Josephine Thompson Chavez, the middle child of fourteen siblings on the family ranch. Upon graduation from Quemado High School, he attended Western New Mexico University and received his Bachelors and two Master’s degrees in education. His teaching career started in White River Arizona, then to Springerville, Arizona and lastly the Cobre District until retirement. Retirement did not last long and he became an adjunct instructor at WNMU. He was a dedicated educator and encouraged his students to excel. He taught adult basic education classes at night to many students and Citizenship classes to many naturalization Citizenship applicants.    

Virginia Acosta, 72, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Dorothy L. Youngs, 94, a resident of Tucson, AZ formerly of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Park Senior Villas in Tucson, AZ. Arrangement are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

karenoakleyKaren Oakley passed away peacefully on January 3, 2021 at her home. She was born November 23, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri to Lyndon and Gertrude Robinson. 

Karen was preceded in death by her first husband William E Stagner; and her second husband George M. Oakley. Karen is survived by her brother and his wife, Roy and Chris Maskell, sister Sharon Truitt, sister Barbara Muller; her son and his wife, Roy and Lisa Stagner; grandchildren, Lena Stagner and Jason Stagner; her many nephews and nieces. All of whom she loved and touched deeply.  

Cremation has taken place under the direction of 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.  

josefanevarezJosefa Nevarez, 80, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 25, 1940 in Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was employed in the bakery section at Walmart. Josefa was an amazing woman. The only thing that she loved more than her job as a baker at Walmart was God, her family, and her fellow man. She was a very loving and generous person who always put others before herself. She felt blessed that she was surrounded by love.

Loyd or as many knew him as Slim Reed passed away Sunday January 3, 2021.He was under Hospice care and living with his son Bryan and Laura in Camp Verde, Arizona.

loydreedLoyd was born in Silver City New Mexico June 23, 1947 at Hillcrest Hospital to Loyd and Marcella (Kadlowsky) Reed of Lordsburg, New Mexico. Loyd is survived by his mate, Sandi Streeter of Beaumont California; his children, Tisha Elaine Bailleu (Jeff), Kyla Sue Brixey (Jake), Kevin Everett Reed (Sharlene) and Bryan Evan Reed (Laura); his two sisters, Dotty Carter (Jep) and Helen Allred (Bob); and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Loyd is preceded in death by his son, Jake Alan Reed; his Mom and Dad Loyd (Jiggs); and Marcella Reed.

Loyd was an avid hunter and one of his many hunts was a javelina that set the New Mexico state record at the time in 1965.

Jeremy Gleason, 31, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Monday, January 18, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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