Obituary notices.

gingersikesGinger LaRue Sikes passed away on Thursday, June 17 at home with her daughter in Albuquerque, NM after a courageous battle with cancer. She is greatly missed by her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, grandmother, and sibling who always had excellent advice and words of encouragement as well as a delightful sense of humor. 

Ginger was born in Gallup, NM on November 3, 1947, to A.L. and LaVaughn Thomas (Adair). She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Larry E. Sikes and her sister Beverly Wilson who also fought this battle and passed just recently. She is survived by her son Wes and wife Paula Monday, her daughter Lisa Brand (Monday), her son in-law Eric Brand and her loving stepchildren, Tyra and husband Mark Hobson and Mitch and wife Sherri Sikes.


Charles William Hoyt, 64, a resident of Arenas Valley, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, October 21, 2021 at La Posada Hospice in Las Cruces, NM. He was born January 12, 1957 in East Liverpool, Ohio to Charles Austin Hoyt and Wilma Lee Willis.

He grew up in Ohio until the age of 6yrs. old. Then moved to Green Acres City, FL, with his mother and step-father until he joined the U.S. Army on April 30, 1994. Charles did his basic training at Fork Polk, LA. His duty stations were Fort Hood, TX, Crailsheim (West) Germany, Fort Lewis, Washington, Wiesbaden (West) Germany, Marheim (West) Germany, Fort Carson, CO and finally University of Wyoming as an ROTC instructor.

Leroy William Dean, 59, resident of Tempe, AZ entered eternal rest Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Temple St. Luke’s in Tempe, AZ. He was born February 17, 1962 in Silver City to Manuel Dean and Veneranda Sandoval Dean. 

 He served in the U.S Navy from September 1981 to December of 1988. He was employed at Carl T. Hayden Veterans Administration and was a nutrition and food service worker. 

Leroy enjoyed the outdoors, cooking and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Nellie D Dean; his son, Eric Dean of Las Cruces; 3 step children Aimee, Elizabeth and Robert Jr. Reyes; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; four brothers, Charlie Dean of Santa Clara; Freddie Dean and wife Stella of Bayard; Ervine Dean and wife Zita of Thornton, CO; Patrick Dean and wife Lydia of Albuquerque; three sisters, Josephine Prislan of Deming; Carolina Telles and husband Henry of  Las Cruces; and Lillian Dean and companion Fernando Padilla of Las Cruces.

pecotte lindaPecotte, Linda Sue, 74, of Silver City entered eternal rest Friday, Oc. 15, 2021. She was born Dec. 29, 1946, in Greensburg, Kan., to Norman F. Norton and Betty N. Hauserman Norton. Linda is survived by her husband, Harry, of the family home; one son, Casey Pecotte, and wife, Maribeth, of Kremmling, Colo.; one daughter Terri Lopez of Las Cruces; four grandchildren, Dylan and Brandon Lopez, and Andrew and David Pecotte; one sister, Deborah Ann Norton of Orofino, Idaho. A Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral  Chapels with Pastor Bruce Tanner officiating. A full obituary will appear at a later time. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory. "Trusted care for the ones you love." Phone 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit

Charles Hoyt, 57, a resident of Arenas Valley, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, October 21, 2021 at La Posada Hospice in Las Cruces, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

angelicajaramilloAngelica Renee Jaramillo, 36, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born December 16, 1984 in Silver City, NM to Rosalio Amaya and Joann Jaramillo.

She loved to dance and sing, especially to Selena music. She also loved sports, cheering on her Dallas Cowboys on Sundays.

She is survived by her parents, Rosalio Amaya of Santa Clara; Joann Cruz of Silver City; three brothers, Miguel Torres of CO; Luis Torres and wife Marisa of Las Cruces; Rafael Torres of Silver City; paternal grandfather, Adolfo Amaya.

richardybarraRichard Ybarra was born June 22, 1949, in Silver City, NM, where he was known to cause a little mischief from time to time.

He had a bit of a gypsy soul and traveled the world while serving proudly in the United States Navy as an FTM3. He was stationed on the USS Preble and fought bravely alongside his brothers in arms during the Vietnam War.

After returning home from the service, Richard met the love of his life, Theresa, and they began to make their mark on the world. Richard loved Theresa so deeply that he made one of her many dreams come true by sending her to Germany to see her grandparents, Willi and Lina Knebel.

jjgonzalesJeremy Jason Gonzales, 38, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Banner University in Phoenix, AZ. He was born May 14, 1983 in Silver City to Steve Madrid Gonzales and AnnMarie Alvarez.

Jeremy served in the Army as an Infantryman where he fought in the war in Iraq receiving many accommodations including a Purple Heart for Valor. He and his wife Christy bought Ironworks 24-7 Fitness in October of 2014 where together they built a family gym where members had a place to strengthen their bodies but also strengthen every aspect of life. Jeremy started Strongman competitions here in Grant County in which this year will be the 4th Annual Strongman Competition.

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