Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Deborah Ann Rees, 72, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, April 15,  2021 at her residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Jose Daniel Aguilar, 82, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Peppi’s House #8 in Tucson, AZ.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

jhh obitphotoDr. John Hal Hopson, 87, passed away from natural causes on April 8, 2021 while at the home of his son, Sidney, in Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hal was born on December 11, 1933 in Sedan, NM to James H. and Thelma Mabel Hastings Hopson.

Hal grew up in Clayton, NM and graduated from Clayton High School in 1951. After high school, he attended New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces, NM on a rodeo scholarship. While at NMSU he met and married Florence "Flossie" Aimo, the 1954 NMSU Homecoming Queen. He always said this was one of his proudest accomplishments. Hal and Flossie were married on January 30, 1955. After graduating from NMSU in 1955, Hal was accepted into Colorado State University in Ft. Collins and their veterinary program graduating in 1959. Hal and Flossie had their first son, Sidney Ross (born 1956) while in Ft. Collins.

elsiegarciaElsie Gomez Garcia born May 17, 1934 in Hatch NM, entered our Grand Creators Loving Memory April 12, 2021 at her home in Silver City with her special Caregiver Maria Cabrera by her side.

Elsie was born the 4th youngest child in Hatch, NM to Simon Gomez and Francisca Silva Gomez. Her siblings are Juanita Gomez Castaneda (Johnny), Bertha Gomez Nanez, Felipe Gomez (Mary), Ramon Gomez (Peggy). Elsie met and married Estevan G Garcia in 1955 and started their 49 year life together in Silver City. Elsie loved gardening and keeping a tidy and beautiful lawn. She loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed spending her time with them and watching them grow.

Michael A. Brown, 68, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, April 10, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Helen L. Garlow, 96, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on March 28, 2021 of natural causes. She has been greeted with open arms by her sweetie, Jim Garlow. She was born on November 29, 1924 in Marion, Illinois to Carl C. and Elsie Mae Adams.

She married Jim at the age of 17 in Michigan, while still in high school. She lived with her mother until she graduated from high school, while Jim joined the Army. She graduated salutatorian of her high school in 1943. Right after graduation she went to work in an assembly line inspecting bolts and washers for military airplanes. Helen and Jim shared 77 wonderful years together. They were blessed with 4 children, James Donald Jr; Thomas Richard, Gerald Lee, and Susan Ann. After living in Michigan for many years, they moved their family to New Mexico in 1965. Helen was an active member of 6th St. Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, worked in G.A.’s and loved to volunteer in Vacation Bible School.  When 6th St. decided to build IHBC, she moved her membership there and continued to do God’s work, until she was no longer able.

Elsie G. Garcia, 86, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, April 12, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

billyhopwoodBill Hopwood dedicated his life to his family and his career. Within his family circle, he was known to be kind, generous, and willing to go “above and beyond” to help in any way he could. He happily and humbly served in the growth and development of James Hamilton Construction Co. for over 50 years and in retirement, the development of the Rose Valley RV Ranch.

At his passing he was surrounded by his family. Kim and her son Ethan. Will and his children Kaitlyn and Gregory and their mother Pilar.

Services will be held privately.

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