Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Janie Theresa Alvarado, 69, a resident of Las Cruces, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, November 5, 2020 at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

mildred clarkMildred Elizabeth Murray Clark, 94 passed away at her son’s home in Deming, NM on October 23, 2020. Services are pending.  She was born November 20, 1925 in Northeast Missouri, near Bethel, Missouri on the Murray Farm to Edward and Leta Murray.  She attended schools in Missouri and for health reasons moved by train to Silver City, NM to attend New Mexico State Teachers College in 1943 it became Western New Mexico University. 

bencomo copyAntonio V. Bencomo, 86, of Silver City passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 5 to 6pm at Baca’s Funeral Chapels where the recitation of the Holy Rosary will follow at 6pm.  The Funeral Liturgy will be at 10am on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at St. Francis Newman Center Parish.  The Rite of Committal and burial will follow at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Cemetery.  Officiating will be Father Bartholomew Ezenwelem.  Serving as casket bearers will be Nathan Trujillo, Ryan Bencomo, Anthony Bencomo, Jr, Angel Bencomo, Ramon Montes, and Freddie Marquez.  Honorary bearer will be David Deitchman, Sammy Bencomo, Jr, Archie Murillo, Teddy Martinez, Jacob Trujillo, Frank Gonzales, Robert Bencomo and Benny Bencomo.

flores 01Dolores Rendon Flores, A beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend was Welcomed Home on a glorious day, November 3, 2020. She was born to Monico and Seferina Rendon on February 28, 1942. She was a woman of many wise words who was always there to bring us laughter and inspiration. We would love to sit around and listen intently on the stories she enjoyed sharing especially of her childhood. You can bet there was always a lesson thrown in on every story.

Georgina Avara, 98, entered eternal rest Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Blue Horizon in Las Cruces, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Dolores R. Flores, 78, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

felger 01Richard Stephen Felger, ethnobotanist, worldwide desert researcher, poet, champion of sea turtles, and visionary proponent of dryland food crops, passed away peacefully at his home in Silver City with his wife by his side on October 31, 2020. He was 86.  

Born in Los Angeles, he became fascinated with beach drift and tidepools in early childhood. A gift of cacti and succulents for his eighth birthday set his course as a botanist, and by high school Richard had found mentors who recognized his calling. A holiday field trip from L.A. through the Sonoran Desert into the tropical forest of Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, was the fulcrum on which his future life would turn.

James Ernest Koons, 77, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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