Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Charles Emanuel Mossburg, known as “Chuck” and “Charley” to his friends, passed away August 9, 2021 after a long life of friendship and service to others. He was born July 10, 1927 in Youngstown, Ohio, the third of six children born to Gail Ingersoll Mossburg and Norval Roy Mossburg.

Education was one of Charles’ core values and he never stopped learning. He completed a Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking, Leadership Training, and Human Relations. Charles earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Ohio State University and a Master of Arts from Western New Mexico University and never stopped learning. He loved to read, made frequent trips to buy new books, and always passed those on to friends or the library for others to enjoy. 

Charles worked for the Social Security Administration, in Baltimore, Maryland where he met his wife of many years, Irene Margaret Mossburg. Charles wrote an article about his work that included going into people’s homes in a public outreach effort to assist citizens with their Social Security benefits.

beliacabrera2On August 20, 2021, heaven received a beautiful soul into its choir. We are deeply saddened by our loss, but can rejoice in knowing she is Home singing praises to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, along with her husband, forevermore!

Belia was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who adored her family. Nurturing and lovingly, Belia dedicated her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren. Protective, strong, and caring, she led and taught her family the true meaning of love and unity. As the incredible baker and cook that she was, Belia’s special biscochos and tortilla recipes will continue with those she left behind. Confident and courageous in her singing, Belia’s voice inspired all who heard her.

maryjanewardMary Jane Ward, born in Washington, DC, February 20, 1925. She died August 21, 2021 in Arenas Valley, NM in her sleep with her cats by her side. Mary was born to O.B. Morgan and Mary Alice Lawson Morgan. They moved to New Mexico in 1927. Mary was a member of the Hurley Eastern Stars. In 1957, she became the first lady to join the Hurley Roping Club. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s was barrel racing at local rodeos. She worked at Cobre High School cafeteria for approximately 30 years. She was a great cook and made the best homemade buns. She was an excellent seamstress and loved quilting.  She loved horses and cats.  

Jose O. Gallegos, known by his immediate family as “POPS” & “PAPA JOE”:  Papa Joe passed away on August 13, 2021 surrounded by his family, met the requirements of his appointed time to leave this world behind, to start his journey on the other side of Jordan and to abide with his Lord Jesus Christ, whom he accepted as his personal Lord and Savior. Pops always believed there was a God and He guided each of us through life’s curves and trials. He met his wife Sephora Delfina Castillo Gallegos. They were married for 57 years. They had four children, all boys, JoeAdam, Kenneth Brian, Steven Wayne, and Benjamin Matthew. Papa Joe was a loving, kind and generous man. He was a strong provider for his family.  He always strived to give his family the best of things that he could. He taught his boys to take care of family, be strong, hardworking and care for others in the time of need. He worked for Auburn Rubber Toy Company in Deming, NM as Plant Operations Manager, where they made all sorts of rubber toys. His sons, nephews and nieces would get excited when they would see him come home or was visiting family and had a box in his arms. That only meant that it was an extra Christmas Day that came around. He would bring new rubber toys that were made at the factory to show and hand them out to all of us children. He then went on to work for Phelps Dodge/Burro Chief Copper Mining Company for many years.

Socorro Marquez, 37, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, August 22, 2021 at her residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Mary Ward, 96, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, August 21, 2021 at her residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Belia M. Cabrera, 86, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Friday, August 20, 2021 at Fort Bayard Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~575-537-0777.

Darlene E. Grimes, 80, a resident of Mimbres, NM entered eternal rest Friday, August 20, 2021 at Fort Bayard Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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