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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Jose Orozco Rivera, 65, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

Mildred K. Peterson, 96, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

landry 02Michelle Elaine Landry, 52, a resident of Oracle, AZ entered eternal rest Monday, March 23, 2020 at her residence. She was born December 7, 1967 in Albuquerque, NM to Stephen Eissele and Barbara Hill. She is survived by her parents, Stephen Eissele of Albuquerque; Barbara Quinn of Silver City; her loving husband, David Landry of Oracle, AZ; her son, Chase Landry of Omaha, NE; her daughter, Kiely Landry of San Antonio, TX; two uncles, John Hill of Silver City; Scott Hill and wife Barbara of Silver City; two cousins, Kristen Madrid and husband Michael of Silver City; Chris Hill and wife Rebecca of Silver City.  Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. A service will be held in the summer.

beem 01Donald G. Beem, 80, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, March 23, 2020 at his residence. He was born June 5, 1939 in Hornick, Iowa to Earnest L. Beem and Lois Boyer Beem. He is survived by his wife Lawana Beem of the family home; two sons, Kevin G. Beem and wife Marie of Rio Rancho, NM; David L. Beem and wife Gabriella of Silver City; eight grandchildren, Bryan, Gaby Dietz and husband Joe, and Danny, Luz Angelica, Ashley Torres, Vinny Contreras, and Dustin Martinez; one brothers, Lee E. Beem and wife Angie of Emmetsburg, Iowa; brother in-law, Myron Weckwerth of Silver City; also numerous nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Tami Torres-Martinez. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. A service will be held at a later date. 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.

Marvin L. Ellis, 97, formerly of Mule Creek, New Mexico passed away on March 30, 2020 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "A Loving and Caring Place to Celebrate, Honor, and Remember A Life Lived." 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM, 88061, phone 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at wwwhbrightfuneral.net

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Jose Vasquez passed away peacefully at the Silver Care Center in Silver City, NM just 3 days after his 87th birthday. 

He was born in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico on March 25, 1933. The tenth son of Daniel Vasquez and Francisca Holguin, he took over raising his younger brother Luis when both parents passed away. They were only 9 & 7, respectively. As they grew up, they took jobs taking care of sheep and cows for various ranches in the region. At age 17, Jose became a blaster in an underground mine in a small town in the mountains named San Francisco del Oro.

watkinsJesse Lee Watkins, Sr., 70, known to many as “Twister,” went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, March 19, 2020, after an incredibly hard fought, two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a devoted and beloved husband, father, papa, grandpapa, great-grandpapa, brother, cousin, nephew, friend, neighbor and all-around saint-of-a-man who always put everyone else’s needs above his own. He was loved by all who knew him.

Edna Louise Etheridge, 90, a resident of Farmington, NM formerly of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Monday, March 23, 2020 at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

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