Obituary notices.

Randall Anthony Rendon, 54, resident of Lordsburg, NM - pending

Randall Anthony Rendon, 54, resident of Lordsburg passed away Tuesday January 31, 2023 at home.  Arrangements are pending.

George Cruz, 78, a resident of Silver City, NM

cruz 01George was born on April 25, 1944, in Dawson, in northern NM. He grew up with his 11 brothers and sisters on the Diamond D Cattle Ranch.

Upon graduating from high school George moved to Morenci, AZ where he started his 39-year career with Phelps Dodge Corporation. He became an integral part of the company and worked his way up the ranks from laborer to management with positions also at Tyrone and Chino. Toward the end of his career, he shared his expertise in helping to start up new mining operations in Alaska, Canada, and Chile.  

It was in Morenci where he met the love of his life, Lucy. George would pull up a stool at the counter of the company drug store where Lucy worked at the soda fountain. A beautiful relationship blossomed between the two and they soon married. Last July George and Lucy celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Together they raised two beautiful daughters. George was a loving grandfather, took an active role in the lives of their grandchildren, and was very proud of all their achievements.

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Leonard Arthur Balise, 88, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Leonard Arthur Balise, 88, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico, entered eternal rest Tuesday, January 31, 2023 his residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Patricia Beattie, 91, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Patricia Beattie, 91, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico, entered eternal rest Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Corner Stone Assisted Living in Phoenix, Arizona.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Theodore "Ted" Armendariz Muñiz, 61, a resident of Hurley, NM

munizobitpicTheodore “Ted” Armendariz Muñiz, 61, a resident of Hurley, New Mexico, entered eternal rest Tuesday, January 24, 2023.  It is with great sadness that our beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend was called to rest. Ted was a very loving man very patient and well respected; he was a hardworking provider for his family and his beloved wife Mary Muñiz of 38 years. He was born in Silver City New Mexico to Jose and Consuelo Muñiz. He was raised in Bayard, New Mexico in his youth. He played little league where he was the only one who parked the ball all the way to the Bayard swimming pool. In high school he continued playing baseball and also enjoyed wrestling. Ted made many loving and special memories with his family. 

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Margaret Alvarado, 90, a resident of Bayard, NM

alvarado copyOn Sunday, January 22, 2023, Margaret Ryan Alvarado loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away at the age of 90. She was a bookkeeper and served for four years as the assessor for Grant County, NM. After retiring she became a catechism and confirmation teacher. She also spent a lot of her time volunteering at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She also loved to spend her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also very talented at knitting and various other crafts. Her creativity will always be appreciated by many! She was very active and enjoyed attending exercising classes. Her favorite teams were the Miami Dolphins and the New York Yankees, but most of all she was her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s biggest fan. She never missed a game or practice, and was always very proud no matter if they won or lost. She was truly loved and will be missed by all of her family and friends.  

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Betty Kranz, 83, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Betty Kranz, 83, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico, entered eternal rest Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Sunset Vista in Silver City, New Mexico.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Rosa Bailey, 78, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Rosa Bailey, 78, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico, entered eternal rest Saturday, January 28, 2023 at University Medical Center of El Paso, TX.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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