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Obituaries

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rivera 03Priscilla C. Rivera, born on May 27, 1921 passed away peacefully on July 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parrish in Bayard, NM. She was manager of the NM Department of Motor Vehicle Office in Silver City for 30+ years. She was also active in the Women’s Club, President of the Copper Diocesan Catholic Council and many other community activities in Silver City.  

She was preceded in death by her husband Malaquias L. Rivera (’79), her parents, Edwardo and Lucia M. Carbajal of Sierra County; also preceded in death are her sister Sara Tafoya; a sister and brother in-law Lily and Diego Montoya; and a nephew, Larry Montoya. 

Jill S. Featheringill, 69, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Silver City Care Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Priscilla Rivera, 99, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 surrounded by her family.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

lucero 02 1Stella Lopez Lucero, 81, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Kindred Hospital in El Paso, TX. She was born October 3, 1938 in Gila, NM to Mariano Lopez and Celedonia Chavez Lopez. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt.  She loved and enjoyed watching and listening to Western movies and Spanish music; but most of all she loved her family. Her smile and laughter were contagious. She will be missed dearly.

Stella Lucero, 82, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in El Paso, TX. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

becerra 01Angel Rose Chavez-Becerra, 20, a former resident of Santa Clara, NM, now of Albuquerque, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born September 13, 1999 in Deming NM. She is survived by her mother, Amy Chavez Becerra of Santa Clara; two brothers, Jeremy Becerra and companion Brianna of Arenas Valley; Jesse Ray Becerra of Las Cruces; two sisters, Amy Rose Becerra of Santa Clara; Bertha Rose Becerra and fiancé Chris of Silver City; maternal grandfather, Larry Chavez; paternal grandfather, Felipe Becerra; her God-parents, Robert and Nancy Martinez; also surviving her are several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.

martinez 02Jesus E. Martinez, 79, a resident of Las Cruces, NM entered eternal rest Monday, June 29, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Jesus was born in Clint Texas on November 9, 1940 and at an early age his family moved to Santa Rita New Mexico. 

His favorite pastime was grilling pork chops and ribs and making his signature salsa for his family and close friends, while enjoying his drink of choice Miller High Life. 

His all-time favorite hobby was making furniture of all sorts when he wasn’t watching the “Virginian” and “Gunsmoke”. 

prewit 02Patricia L. Prewit was born June 27, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan to C.R. and Patricia LaMarche. She passed away June 30, 2020 at her residence in Silver City, NM.  Growing up, Patricia lived in Livonia, MI where she attended public schools, and until graduating from Bentley High School in Livonia, MI.  Patricia was a classical trained pianist with a BA degree in Music Therapy from Michigan State University (MSU), and a Graduate Degree in Special Education from Western New Mexico University (WNMU) in Silver City, NM. Pat worked for the school systems in Grant County for ten years in various positions of Special Education and Music Therapy. Pat was a well sought after musician. She performed in many recitals and accompaniments. She also taught music for several years and was always willing to assist learning pianists. Her husband comments on how she would play most afternoons for around two hours. Live music filled their home on most days.

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