Obituary notices.

jamesjones1James (Jimmy) D. Jones, 89, of Silver City entered eternal rest on August 31, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 16,1932 in Yuma, AZ to James D. Jones Sr. and Cecelia Amparano. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War from 1951-1955. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 9 years and was a carpenter at Western New Mexico University for 11 years. His favorite saying was “Jack of all trades, master of none”. In his early years he enjoyed riding horses and playing softball. He was an avid Washington Redskin Fan. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren as they participated in sports.  

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lupe M. Jones of the family home; daughters, Anita Rios and Cynthia Jones; grandchildren, Armando Sapien Jr., Tommy Rios Jr., Andrew Lopez, Vanessa Cardenas, April Hernandez and Sonia Carbajal; great grandchildren, Tiffany, Aaron, Tasha, James, Caroline, Gilbert, Brendan, Deziraye, Jordin, Jaelynn, Cinto, Isaac, Riley, Jemma, Azalia, Salvador, Santiago, and great great-grandchildren, Xavier and Taylem.  

oscarsaenzOscar Saenz-Villalobos, 78 passed away at Gila Regional Medical Center on August 30, 2021. He was born July 28, 1943 in Durango, Mexico to Guillermo and Manuela Saenz. Oscar was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Oscar is survived by his wife Maria Valverde of the family home; three daughters, Veronica Saenz-Pena (Lorenzo) of Santa Clara, NM; Erica Saenz (Edwardo Arquelles) of Yakima, WA; Blanca Saenz (Jose Luis Soto) of Alvarado, TX; three brothers; Raul Saenz, Alfredo Jurado, and Miguel Jurado; two sisters; Ofelia Zamora and Gloria Villalobos; eight grandchildren, Paola, Luis, Leslie, Oscar, Gissel, Alexis, Gabriel, and Angel; three great grandchildren.

henrysedillos1Henry Padilla Sedillos, 73, a resident of North Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, August 26, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Las Cruces, NM. He was born May 10, 1948 in Silver City, NM. Henry proudly served his country for 4 years with the U. S. Army. He worked at the mines for 18 years. He was self-employed as a contractor till the day he left. He enjoyed talking to people, driving around, hunting, watching sports whether live or on TV. He loved eating especially if someone was cooking for him. He especially loved his family and friends.

James Jones, entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Fort Bayard Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Oscar V. Saenz, 78, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Monday, August 30, 2021 at Gila Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Henry Padilla Sedillos, 73, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

socorromarquezSocorro Elena “ooh, ooh” Marquez, 36, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, August 22, 2021 at her residence. She was born November 25, 1984 in Silver City to Mauro H. Marquez and Guadalupe Turrieta.  

She was a wonderful free-spirited sister. Although she had no children, she adored her nephews and nieces. Always nurturing and loving. She was passionate person, always had a positive attitude. She had the gift of compassion and kindness, and loved serving others. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Socorro “ooh, ooh” was an avid Broncos and Batman fan. She enjoyed drawing and collecting immaculate stones. She displayed the true definition of unconditional love to her family and many friends. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. The world has lost an immaculate soul.


BY: Mick Mastroianni and Johnny Hart

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