Obituary notices.

Jack Richmond, 80, a resident of Silver City, NM

RichmondJJack Richmond passed away at his home in Silver City on April 22, 2024, at the age of 80.  Jack was born in Silver City to Kenneth and Betty Richmond.  He served his country honorably in the United Sates Navy, was a graduate accountant and also worked for many years as a construction electrician.

Jack is survived by his sister, Ellen Cline; beloved niece who he raised as a daughter, Andrea Lavin, husband Casey Riley and daughter Mia Riley, daughter, Karina and several nieces and nephews.  At his request there will be no services.  Memorial contributions can be made to the High Desert Humane Society or to a charity of choice.

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Barbara Ann Druzsba-Forman, 80, a resident of Quemado, NM

FormanBBarbara Ann Druzsba-Forman, 80, a resident of Quemado, NM, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 20, 2024 in Mimbres, NM.  She was born to her parents Stanley Theodore and Amelia Cormelia (Balinsky) Kuczbansky on March 25, 1944 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Barbara loved spending time with her family and loved them deeply.  She liked spending time outdoors and taking walks with her dogs, her favorite was Casey.  She was very active and had a knack for dealing with animals.  As a trucking dispatcher, she received recognitions and awards for her work.  She handled her challenges with dignity and grace.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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Charles D. Luchini, 64, a resident of Silver City, NM

LuchiniCCharles D. Luchini, 64 of Silver City passed away April 23, 2024 at is home surrounded by his family. 

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday April 26, 2024 at the Garfield Cemetery in Garfield, New Mexico.

Charles was born July 10, 1959 in Hatch, NM to Jim and Pauline Luchini.  Charles was a welder by trade for most of his life, welding for many different companies and businesses.  He was a very talented landscaper and was a very accomplished carpenter.  Charles will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Charles is survived by his three sons, Dominic (Joanne) Luchini, Donovan Luchini, and Devlyn Luchini; his daughter, Justine (Michael) Pruzinsky; his mother, Pauline Luchini; his brother, Kenneth Luchini and his sister, Dora Luchini-Lucero.  Also surviving Charles are his six grandchildren and a very special friend whom was like a son, David Padour.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Luchini and a brother, Clarence Luchini.

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Manuel Ramirez, 96, resident of Lordsburg, NM

RamirezMManuel Ramirez, 96, an Army Veteran and resident of Lordsburg, NM, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at his residence in Lordsburg, NM.  He was born on July 4, 1927 to his parents, Lorenzo and Maria (Salgado) Ramirez in Sierra Blanca, TX, where our father was born and raised. He joined the United States Army and later was hired by Southern Pacific Railroad where he worked most of his life. He met his beautiful wife Olivia while working at the train depot in Lordsburg. They made Lordsburg their home and raised their four children. He was a very proud and loyal member of the LULAC club. After retiring from the railroad, he lived many more years to enjoy his retirement. One of the highlights for him was being able to attend the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. He loved listening to music, especially Spanish music from his upbringing. Most of the time you would either find him working outside on tasks or on his computer looking up prayers. He also loved watching T.V. His favorite sports to watch were boxing and soccer. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. They looked up to him as he guided them throughout life. Our father enjoyed food, especially his son-in-laws Tommy’s cooking, jalapeño poppers to be exact the extra extra hot the better!

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Victor Pena, Jr., 54, a former resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Victor Pena, Jr., 54, a former resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest in the afternoon of Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Ansbach, Germany.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Hermelinda Ochoa, 86, a resident of Silver City, NM

OchoaHHermelinda Ochoa, 86, a resident of Silver City, NM, entered eternal rest on Friday, April 19, 2024 in El Paso, TX.  She was born on April 13, 1938 to her parents, Pedro and Luzelena (Martinez) Alonzo in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico.

Hermelinda was a loving mother and devoted housewife. She was a giving person; if you were hungry, she always fed you and if you needed a place to stay, she would house you. If you wanted to know how to cook something, she would teach you how to make it. She was a very good conversationalist and spent lots of time at Walmart. Everyone know her – she was a great person.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dora Ochoa of Silver City, NM and Patricia Graziano of Hurley, NM; her brother Francisco Alonzo (Teresa) of Caborca, Mexico and her sister Dora Luz Montijo of Ensenada, Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Antonio Ochoa.

She will be laid to rest with her love, Antonio, at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

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Barbara Ann Druzsba-Forman, 80, a resident of Quemado, NM - pending

Barbara Ann Druzsba-Forman, 80, a resident of Quemado, NM, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 20, 2024 in Mimbres, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Gilbert Hill, 55, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Gilbert Hill, 55, a resident of Silver City, NM, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Silver City Care Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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