Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Barbara S. Heien, 76, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Silver City Care Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

woodrowJudith “Judy” Edna Woodrow, 78, of Silver City went home to be with the Lord on December 6, 2020 at Sunset Vista. Services will be held on January 9, 2021. Cremation will take place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. 

Judy was born along with her twin brother on January 29, 1942 to Otho and Mary Jane (Shaul) Woodrow. She is survived by her twin brother Jerry (Judith) Woodrow, sisters Barbara (Don) Davis and Sandra McEuen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews that meant the world to her: Eddy, James, Julie, Mike, Glenn, Jim, May, and Donna. Also, several great nieces and nephews.

David Contreras, 71, a resident of Lordsburg, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Teddy M. Castillo, 56, of Silver City passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. 

Cremation has been entrusted to Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at St. Francis Newman Center Parish. The Funeral Liturgy will follow at 10:30 am. Officiating will be Father Bartholomew Ezenwelem. Concluding service and burial will follow at a later date at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

“Little Teddy” as he was fondly known, was born September 10, 1964 in Bakersfield, CA to Natividad and Antonia Castillo.  He grew up in Silver City and graduated from Silver High School. Teddy served his country honorably in the United States Army.  Upon his return Teddy served as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was also a devote Catholic and a member of the Crucillistas.

pilarPilar D. Aguilera, 89, of North Hurley, New Mexico passed away on December 8, 2020 at Sierra Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Pilar was born in Janos, Mexico to Manuel Duran and Francisca Flores of Janos, Mexico. Pilar was a homemaker all of her life. She love making and baking cakes and bread. Especially her “Bear Cakes” for birthdays. She took pride in her appearance and had an elegance about her. She was a Catholic throughout her life. Grandma wasn’t just a grandma to her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. She was their friend. They could talk to her about anything and always leave with wide counsel. Pilar’s grandkids and great grandkids love hearing stories about her life. Pilar was sure even when sick to make her contribution to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital every month. Pilar grew the sweetest and delicious sugar canes and shared them with all.

lara 03jpgArthur Porras Lara, 69, a resident of Las Cruces, New Mexico, entered eternal rest Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Mountain View Regional Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was born on May 16, 1951, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to Jose and Consuelo Lara. Arthur was the oldest son of seven siblings.

He joined the United States Navy in 1969 and served during the Vietnam War for two years. He was deployed to Vietnam and received many commendations while there; National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star.

Kendra Jackson, 44, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Friday, December 11, 2020 at her residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

vallejosA lifelong resident of Silver City, Consuelo "Chelo" Vallejos was called to eternal rest on December 9, 2020. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, December 15, at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Cemetery at 10:00am with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. She was born June 17, 1927 to Jesus Cabrera Gonzales and Matea Ornelas Gonzales. Her passion was taking care of her family, and whomever needed her help. Always with a warm smile and to make life easier for all. She is known by many families she worked for in the Silver City area. Connie was a very proud person in her morals and standards. She was truly one of a kind. At her request she preferred cremation.

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