Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Thomas G. Alcantar, 85, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, AZ. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Magdelena J. Palomarez, 83, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Juan Garcia Arredondo, 86, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1934 in Santa Maria del Oro, Durango, Mexico to Juan Arredondo and Maria Garcia Arredondo. Juan was a beloved father and grandfather. He was very hardworking and had ingenious ways of fixing things.  He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and loved the outdoors. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by two sons, Juan Manuel Arredondo and wife Maribel of AK; Jose Arredondo and wife Katie of Castlerock, CO; two daughters, Priscilla Shoup and husband Mike of Silver City; Maria Carrazco and husband Manuel of Deming; ten grandchildren; one brother, Angel Arredondo of El Paso, TX; two sisters, Socorro and Josefina Arredondo of Chihuahua, Mex; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Antonio, Jesus, and Alberto Arredondo; three sisters, Elisa, Maria, and Dolores Arrendondo.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 5 from 5-6pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels and with the holy rosary being recited by Carmen Terrazas to begin at 6pm.

shannonhensleyMary Shannon Hensley, 90, was taken to God's eternal peace on July 29, 2021, having spent her final years under the loving care of the staff of Wheat State Manor in Whitewater, Kansas. Hensley was born and raised in Dana, West Virginia, with her three siblings by her parents Charles Wesley and Ellen Haggerty Shannon. The real adventures of her life began with her marriage to Ralph Hensley on October 24,1947. Accomplishments during their union of 69 years include graduations from colleges and seminary; pastoring at churches in Ohio, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Kansas; establishing the Southwest Christian Center at Buckhorn, NM.; and raising 4 children. The Hensley family moved to Silver City in 1961. Mrs. Hensley graduated with honors from WNMU in 1965 and taught elementary school for the next 20 years. Mrs. Hensley dedicated the remainder of her life to serving her Lord Jesus Christ and helping others, including teaching many community-wide Bible studies. Mrs. Hensley was preceded in death by her loving husband Rev. Ralph Hensley (8/07/16).

cameroncravensCameron Vernon Cravens, 79, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, July 22, 2021.  

He was born October 7, 1941 in Marion, Indiana to Cameron & Roma (Calender) Cravens. 

Growing up in Indiana, Cameron (Cam) lived and worked on the family farm and joined the United States Marine Corps in 1959 after graduating high school. He attended boot camp at Camp Pendleton, CA before being stationed in Japan, where he worked as a radio operator and completed electronics school. After completing his military service in 1963, he returned home to Indiana.

Wayne Williams, 37, a resident of Cliff, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, July 30, 2021 at Gila Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

robertlaughlinRobert Darrell Laughlin went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 10, 2021 in Silver City New Mexico. Robert Laughlin was born March 12, 1932 to Harvey and Verna Laughlin in Mounds Oklahoma.

Bob served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He met and married Maryna Weeks in 1956. Bob worked for AeroJet in Southern California where he worked on developing jet fuels. He later worked at White Sands in the space industry for NASA where he performed lab testing on materials that would be on the space shuttle. 

On the side, Bob enjoyed owning his own firearms and leather business. His talent for leatherwork was brilliant. 

dorothyjacksonDorothy Ethel Jackson, 96, a resident of Gila, NM passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.  She was born November 8, 1924 in Silver City to George H. Cureton and Edith S. Sloan Cureton. She was raised on a ranch north of Lordsburg, NM. Dorothy attended the Lordsburg Schools and graduated there. After graduation she attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ for a year where she met and married George Jackson Sr.  She was a resident of Gila, NM since 1949. She was Postmaster there for 30 years. After retiring she became a Real Estate Broker and worked with her husband George.

She is survived by three sons, George Jackson Jr., (Mayra); Thomas Jackson (Thorma) and Joe Jackson (Melba); ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.

Click to search the Beat Click to search the Beat